Be Energy Independent! 

There are many options to choose from to power your home or business with renewable energy sources. See below for information on how to "go solar" through installing panels on your home or subscribing to a community solar garden!

Did you know that over 2,200 residential single-family homes in Westminster have installed PV solar? 

Looking for a contractor or installer? Curious about the solar permitting and inspection process? Wanting to access financing options? Visit the Community Development Solar Webpage

Free Community Solar for Limited-Income Residents in Jefferson County

Energy Outreach Colorado connects limited-income renters and homeowners whose homes are not suitable for rooftop solar with free access to the cost savings of solar energy.

Program benefits include: 

  • Average households save 50% off the cost of electricity per year (about $600/year or $50/month).
  • You don’t need to own your home (renters can participate).
  • Subscriptions can move with you
  • Free to sign up, cancel, or opt out at any time.

Learn more and sign-up here!

Solar 101: How to Get Solar On Your Roof! SolarInstallationWestviewRecCtr10-6-09_450x300-resize179x112

1.) Be Efficient First: If you are interested in solar, first look for ways to increase your current energy efficiency. The more efficient you are, the less energy you'll need to generate with solar panels. Xcel Energy  provides residents and businesses with information and rebates.

2.) Explore Solar Potential: 

3.) Find a Solar Contractor: There are many qualified local contractors. The Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) offers aMember Directory. Qualified contractors can help you make decisions about the size of a solar system, whether to lease or buy, and how to obtain permits and funding. Also, EnergySage can provide competing solar quotes for your home.   

4.) Explore Financing Options:  

Incentives: 

Energy Loans: 

Additional Offerings:

  • Solar*Rewards Program: Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards program offers payments for renewable energy credits (RECs) for solar production. 

  • Low-income residents may qualify for assistance from GRID Alternatives , a nonprofit solar installer. 

5.) Apply for A Permit: Visit our solar landing site to look for a contractor or installer, learn about the solar permitting and inspection process, and understand financing options

Go Solar Without Putting Panels On Your Home! 

Learn about solar subscription and participation options

  • Community Solar Gardens: go solar without installing panels on your roof. By subscribing to a portion of the energy produced in a community solar garden, you do not the need to invest in solar panels for home use. Your utility continues delivering your energy, and you become part of the solar community, receiving solar credits on your electricity bill. It’s that easy. Learn about and subscribe to Westminster's Solar Gardens: Sun Share and Jack's Solar Garden

  • Xcel Energy – Renewable Energy Options – Residential: subscribe to renewable energy options through Xcel Energy’s offerings 

  • United Power – Green Power Partners:  purchase clean, renewable electric power through united power’s green power partners program 

No matter if you own or rent your property, there's ways for you to go solar. Reach out to the sustainability office if you have questions on how to keep on the sunny side of life. 

The Westminster Solar Co-Op: Membership Closed for 2022 WhyGoSolar

Building off the success of the 2021 Westminster Solar Co-Op, the City launched our 2nd solar co-up in partnership with Adams County and the City of Northglenn and Solar United Neighbors (SUN) and achieved our goal of 200 members. We will likely open the Co-Op again next year. 

A solar co-op is made up of residents and business owners who want to enjoy a streamlined process of going solar and save money by going together as a group. The solar co-op is free to join with no obligation to install; and will include battery and electric vehicle charging installation options for its members. With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) residents can recieve a federal tax credit for up to 26% off the cost of your solar array. 
Learn more here!