Income-qualified community solar

Bringing the benefits of solar energy to our income-qualified members.

HCE is now accepting applications for income qualified members to participate in the two year program. Applications are due November 30, 2020.

2020 Income Limits

80% of Median Area Income
# of People Garfield Eagle Pitkin
1 $47,360 $56,000 $61,920
2 $54,080 $64,000 $70,720
3 $60,880 $72,000 $79,600
4 $67,600 $80,000 $88,400
5 $73,040 $86,400 $95,520
6 $78,480 $92,800 $102,560
7 $83,840 $99,200 $109,680
8 $89,280 $105,600 $116,720

Cover up to 50% of your electricity bills with community solar. We take all the energy produced from our Income-qualified community solar array located in Gypsum and give it back to our members that need it the most. The program helps to reduce annual electric costs with local renewable energy.

Who can apply

  • HCE Members that meet the qualifying income levels
  • Homeowners and renters
  • Families, couples, individuals and seniors
  • HCE members in single family homes, condos, apartments and mobile homes
  • Households at 80% of area median income
  • Past participants and those on waiting list

How it works

  • Income eligible members can apply to participate in the program
  • Two-year participation period
  • The solar energy produced is used to offset electricity costs
  • For more information give us a call 970-947-5473

How to apply

Complete a CARE application and return it to Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) via mail to the address below or email to You must include income documentation for each working adult in the household. Applications must be submitted to EOC by November 30, 2020. 

Energy Outreach Colorado
Attn: CARE Program
225 E. 16th Avenue, Suite 200
Denver, Colorado 80203


(303) 825-0765

Questions for EOC:
(303) 226-5061

Income-qualified weatherization

Did you qualify for community solar? If so, you are also eligible for free energy efficiency upgrades to your home with our income-qualified weatherization program. Homeowners and renters can apply.