CBR Solarize


As part of the SEI Solar Forward campaign, the CBR Energy Group is initiating a program, CBR Solarize, to enable more Crestone and Baca residents to install photovoltaic (sunshine-into-electricity) systems on their homes and businesses. At the same time, the Solar Forward program will train local enrollees in solar equipment installation, providing them with valuable professional skills. SEI has implemented Solar Forward in various Colorado communities and is advising the CBR Energy Group on the CBR Solarize program.


1. Increase the use of renewable energy.

2. Lower the cost of solar installation by offering group rates and information on financing options.

3. Significantly ramp up adoption of solar throughout the community.


Community Building Program

CBR Solarize is a group buy-in program. The more people who sign up to “Solarize” their homes or businesses, the less expensive it is for all community members.

Local Partners and Local Installers

We work with local installers to make our program a success. CBR Solarize educates community members on residential solar and identifies residents who would be interested in having solar installed on their homes or business. These leads are then given to our partner solar installers who will offer a special program rebate.

Act now to receive Federal Tax Incentives

If you begin your Solar PV installation in  2020, you can receive a 26% U.S. Federal tax incentive;

2021 = you can receive a 22% Federal Tax incentive;

2022 = you can receive a 10% Federal Tax incentive 

2023 = 0

2018 Crestone Data

The results of the 2018 CBR Energy group survey informed our decision to take part in the Solarize program.

Check Back: 2020 Survey Results will be published SOON!

78 percent of people who don’t have solar systems already installed are interested in obtaining solar power for their houses.

34 percent of people who are interested in obtaining new solar want an off-grid system.

19 percent of people with existing solar systems are interested in upgrading their system.

Fill out the 2020 Survey!

Help us build the program to fit what the community wants. Give us your input!

We would like to thank our Sponsors, Partners and solar expert Installers for their support in our program

Sponsors and Partners

RENU is a program of the CO Energy Office

Become a Sponsor or Partner

Sponsors and Partners collaborate with the program coordinators to host events, provide financial support, and contact the community to get the word out

Our Installers

Installers selection is in process. Installers will be selected late spring 2020. If you are in the process of submitting an RFP to the CBR Solarize program coordinators and have any questions, email us at cbrsolarize@gmail.com.

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