Delaware Solar Rebates and Incentives

Energize Delaware Performance Rebate

Program Type Rebate
Technologies

Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, others

Amount

Varies per utility

Required Documentation Energy audit, completed application and use of an approved vendor                                     
Official Web Site

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/energy/services/GreenEnergy/Pages/default.aspx

 

Delaware’s Green Energy Program was set up by the state, but is administered by its utilities under three separate systems. The state’s investor-owned utility, Delmarva Power & Light has its program. The state’s municipal utilities have another and the Delaware Electric Cooperative has another plan under the larger program. Under the program the utilities collect money to pay for a green energy fund, which supports the incentive programs that offer rebates for solar and other renewable energy technologies. Now, projects financed through third parties, like power purchase agreements (PPAs) also qualify for the rebate. 

To receive a rebate, the homeowner must be in the service territory of a utility that collects funds for the program. Before undertaking a renewable energy installation they must get a home energy audit from an approved contractor, which can be found on the Green Energy Program site listed above. There are links to each program and it’s current funding status as well. As of October 2012, the state was reviewing the Green Energy Fund and most, if not all programs were not taking new applications.

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