State pays out $11 million in energy rebates

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El Paso County had the second highest pay-outs for state rebates for energy-efficient appliances and home improvements.

The program, “Recharge Colorado,” began April 19.

County residents received $117,000 in rebates, after Colorado Springs Utilities combines its own rebates with the state money.

Statewide, more than 26,000 homeowners and businesses received the rebates, for a total of $11 million.

The most popular items included dishwaters and solar hot water heaters. There are still more than 38,000 rebates for a number of energy-saving items, including insulation, duct sealing, energy audits and residential windmills.

Colorado received $18 million for energy grants as part of a $300 million from the federal economic-stimulus program.