Tools and Resources

The Office of Sustainability has compiled these resources for residents and businesses interested in going solar.

Google Project Sunroof

Google’s Project Sunroof has made it easier to explore your home’s solar potential by simply typing in your address.


The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association provides opportunities for learning more about Colorado’s solar policy, provides education and outreach opportunities, and allows for Colorado’s solar businesses to have a voice in our state’s future.

Solar Energy Industries Association Consumer Protection

Besides providing consumer resources for going solar, SEIA provides an avenue for consumers to report complaints in violation of SEIA Solar Business Code. If you have concerns or want to know more about your rights as a consumer, start with SEIA’s Consumer Protection/Complaint Resolution portal.

Energy Sage

Energy Sage’s primary purpose provides consumers a platform for requesting solar quotes from over 300 pre-screened solar installers saving you time and money.

SunShot Initiative

The SunShot Initiative is a U.S. Department of Energy program that conducts research and collaborates with public and private partners for driving down the cost of solar. If you are interested in learning more about solar from a research perspective, this is your go-to source.

NREL PV Watts Calculator

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides a free interactive map allowing you to estimate monthly and annual solar resources for your home or business, obtain performance estimates for grid-connected PV systems, and identifies potential incentives pertaining to your PV project.


The Database of State Incentives for Renewable & Efficiency is invaluable for up-to-date renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and incentives. Simply type your zip code or search by state to explore which policies and incentives apply to you. 

Xcel Energy Solar Programs

If your utility is Xcel, check out their solar-related incentives and programs before going solar.

United Power CO-OP Renewables Program 

If your utility is with United Power, check out their solar-related incentives and programs before going solar.

IREA CO-OP Renewables

If your utility is with IREA, check out their solar-related incentives and programs before going solar
Going Solar

Going Solar works with quality solar companies in several states, including Colorado, to provide consumers with up-to-date information on solar energy.