City of Aurora – Solar Domestic Water Heater Rebate


Incentive Type:

Local Rebate Program

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

Solar Water Heat

Applicable Sectors:

Commercial, Residential


$2,000 plus $45 for every kBTU above 23 kBTUs
Commercial: 30% of the total system cost

Maximum Incentive:

Residential: $3,000
Commercial: $15,000

Eligible System Size:

Solar domestic hot water systems must be a minimum of 23,000 BTU/day with a 40 gallon storage tank.

Equipment Requirements:

Collectors must be SRCC OG-100 rated.

Installation Requirements:

Systems must be installed by a solar or wind contractor with a business license to operate in Colorado.
The system must be installed to meet a minimum optimum orientation output of 80%.
Participants must first receive a blower door energy audit (for residential buildings) or an energy assessment (for commercial properties) from Xcel Energy.

Funding Source:

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009