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The SMPA Income Qualified program leverages help from partner organizations to expand access to home weatherization and community solar for qualifying households in the SMPA Service territory.

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With the IQ Weatherization program, a member’s home undergoes an energy audit and measures are taken to improve theI.Q. Weatherization House Graphic efficiency of the home’s energy use.  A well-insulated, tightly-sealed home with energy-efficient appliances is cheaper, safer, and more comfortable to rent or own than its leaky counterpart.  These improvements are made at no cost to the consumer, and the savings they see help reduce monthly energy bills.

The program is made available through our partner, Energy Outreach Colorado.

Ready to apply?   Complete the CARE program application on the Energy Outreach Colorado webpage.

Learn more about the program on the EcoAction Partners webpage.


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With the Income Qualified Solar program, a member is granted a subscription on SMPA’s 200-kilowatt Community Solar Array in Norwood, Colorado.  Subscriptions will allow access to a maximum of 2 kilowatts of generation per participant and will last five years after which participants may re-apply.  This program will provide convenient access to solar power for income-qualified members, allowing them to save money by tapping into an abundant, local, renewable resource.  Best of all, this opportunity is also offered at no cost to the member.

The program is made available through our partner, Grid Alternatives Colorado.

How to apply:

IQ Solar program enrollment has ended.  Stay tuned for news about SMPA's next IQ Solar Community Solar array.


I.Q. Solar Chart: $327,276 Total Cash Assistance Generated; 4,489,865 Kilowatt-hours Generated; 8,665,439 lbs. CO2 Saved; 9,358,528 Passenger Vehicle miles Saved

Neighbors helping neighbors is one of the fundamental principles of a cooperative system.  So it’s only natural that SMPA, your local electric cooperative, would offer programs providing home weatherization and solar power services to those in need. SMPA is excited to launch these programs, but it could not have done it alone.  SMPA has partnered with Energy Outreach Colorado, the Colorado Energy Office, Grid Alternatives, The Telluride Foundation and EcoAction Partners.  We thank these partners for helping to make the I.Q. Weatherization and I.Q. Solar programs possible.

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