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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Direct Lending Revolving Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/17/2014
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Unspecified Technologies
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit
Amount:Minimum loan amount of $100,000
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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) provides financing to "eligible and extraordinary projects and companies that promote energy efficiency or renewable energy." The program is intended to fill gaps in financing opportunities and provide capital to companies and projects not capable of securing financing from the private sector.

Financing obtained through this program can be used for a wide array of projects. The Loan Committee uses a range of criteria to evaluate loan applicants and projects, including:

  • financial strength of an applicant,
  • job creation potential,
  • reduction in consumer costs,
  • energy security,
  • environmental stewardship,
  • addressing financing gaps, and
  • leveraging potential.

Borrowers interested in receiving financing through this program must first submit an application to either the CEO or the Colorado Housing Finance Authority. Potential applicants, however, are encouraged to contact the CEO before submitting an application for an initial assessment of their project.

  Tim Dolan
Colorado Housing Finance Authority
1981 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 297-7318
Phone 2: (800) 877-2432
Fax: (303) 291-5709
Web Site:
  Paul Scharfenberger
Colorado Energy Office
1580 Logan Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-2432
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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