Project Overview

The City of Boulder is committed to sustainability, and with over 300 days of sunshine per year, our sunny locale is the perfect place to take advantage of all that solar has to offer.

City of Boulder Solar Programs and Strategies

  • City of Boulder Solar Strategy: A guide for the city organization on the most effective tactics to maximize solar uptake, create opportunities for under-served populations, increase local renewable energy generation and support economic vitality and a resilient community
  • City of Boulder Solar Grants: Funds generated by the City of Boulder's Solar Rebate Ordinance are used to provide grants for the installation of solar electric and solar thermal (hot water) systems for qualified applicants.
  • City of Boulder Solar Rebates: Funds generated by the City of Boulder's Solar Rebate Ordinance are used to provide grants for the installation of solar electric and solar thermal (hot water) systems for qualified applicants.
  • Energy Conservation Codes: The city's energy codes encourage on-site solar installation. The 2017 code mandates solar-ready requirements. In the 2020 code, at least 5% of commercial building energy use be supplied by on-site renewables for new construction.
  • Generation Solar: The generation solar project brings solar panels to 14 city facilities by June 2020.