Low-Income Solar

The effective reduction of household energy burden is reliant upon addressing both home heating and electric costs. Existing offerings designed to minimize home heating costs are robust; however, few resources are available to reduce household electric use. The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has implemented two cost-effective low-income solar energy offerings as part of an effort to comprehensively address household energy burden - community solar (as a demonstration project) and rooftop solar. Both demonstrate the feasibility of combining energy efficiency and solar offerings to help reduce utility bills for residents most in need - those paying more than four percent of household income on energy costs.