Boulder County Income Qualified Solar Grant

February 1 – March 15

Whether you are looking to save money, switch off natural gas, or help protect our environment, we can help!

Boulder County works to make sustainability accessible to all which is why up to $3,000 in solar grant funds is being offered for income qualified homes located in Boulder County. Single family (attached and detached) owner-occupied homes are eligible. This includes town, row, and mobile homes.

This service is available thanks to Boulder County’s Sustainability Office and the EnergySmart service.


  • $1.00/watt and up to $3,000 per home can be awarded
  • Move away from fossil fuels an become energy independant
  • Become resilient to rising energy costs and let the sun pay your bills
  • Reduce CO2 emissions and help us keep our beautiful environment clean
  • Create more local jobs within industries focused on energy efficiency
  • Get the solar system for your home you always wanted!


  • March 15- Application Deadline
  • April 15 – Grants awardees will be notified
  • June 15 – Grant awardees must have a signed contract with solar contractor
  • November 30 – Project must be completed
solar on IQ homes

Steps to Apply

  1. Contact your EnergySmart Advisor to complete the Solar IQ Grant Application
  2. Submit your 2018 (or most recent) Tax Document(s) (1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ)
  3. Write and submit a Statement of Need essay (up to 1 page)

To learn if you qualify, please use the income qualifications table below, read the Solar IQ Information Packet and call your EnergySmart Advisor to get started. There is limited funding for this service. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 15.

Low Interest Financing

EnergySmart works together with Clean Energy Federal Credit Union and Elevations Credit Union are working together to offer you Elevations Home Energy Loans to homes and businesses. Home Energy Loans can help you attain a more efficient, comfortable, and affordable home.

Learn more about Home Energy Loans today!

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