City of Aurora â€“ Solar Domestic Water Heater Rebate
Local Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
Solar Water Heat
$2,000 plus $45 for every kBTU above 23 kBTUs
Commercial: 30% of the total system cost
Eligible System Size:
Solar domestic hot water systems must be a minimum of 23,000 BTU/day with a 40 gallon storage tank.
Collectors must be SRCC OG-100 rated.
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.
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009
The City of Aurora has allocated funds from its Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award for residential and commercial solar domestic water heaters. This rebate program is available to Aurora property owners who install solar water heater systems using new equipment. System expansions are ineligible. Systems must be a minimum of 23,000 BTU/day with a 40 gallon storage tank. All collectors must be SRCC OG-100 rated. Participants must first receive a blower door energy audit (for residential buildings) or an energy assessment (for commercial properties) from Xcel Energy.
Eligible building owners will receive a rebate that covers the entire cost of the Xcel energy audit plus the cost of system materials up to $3,000 for residential or $15,000 for commercial buildings.
Rebates are offered on a first-come first-served basis until September 2011 or until funds are exhausted.