Renewable Energy Programs

We're lucky to live in a progressive state that recognizes the power of energy efficiency and clean energy sources like solar, wind and geothermal.  Energize Delaware energy efficiency programs are focused on helping Delawareans save money, create jobs and improve the environment. The program also complements the State Energy Office's rebates for solar and other renewable energy sources. Renewable energy is a smart way to reduce your carbon footprint, stabilize electric costs and preserve natural resources.

Click on one of the following links to learn more about these DESEU programs:


Green Grant Program

GreenGrant.PNG Green Grant Delaware is the online home for variety of renewable energy programs sponsored by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Through the website, Delawareans can apply to the:

For more information on the Green Energy Fund, please email Jessica Quinn , Green Energy Program Planner at Jessica.Quinn@state.de.us .


Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) Auction

In Delaware, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electricity suppliers to secure a portion of their electricity from solar generators. The SREC program provides a means for Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) to be created for every 1000 kilowatt watt-hours of solar electricity created. The SREC program runs at least one on-line auction each spring in order to fulfill long-term SREC needs. Learn more about Delaware's SREC Auction.

Should you have any questions you may contact Tony DePrima at 302-883-3038 or at tony.deprima@deseu.org


SREC Upfront Purchase Program

This program provided an upfront payment of $.45/watt ($450/kW) in exchange for the first 20 years of solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) created by the system. The program was open to all Delaware sited systems less than or equal to 50kw in size, regardless of the customer's electric provider.

As of April 1, 2017, the Upfront Purchase Program is no longer accepting Part 1 applications. Funds will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis upon the submission of a Part 2 application. All systems must be complete and applications submitted by October 15th, 2017.


Renewable Energy Financing for Delaware Businesses, Non-profits, and Local Governments

Energize Delaware offers Businesses, Non-profits, and Local Governments in the state special financing for renewable technology projects. Learn more about the Low-Interest Revolving Loan Program.


Residential Solar Loan Program

Energize Delaware provides low-interest loans to credit-qualified homeowners in Delaware to encourage the purchase of customer sited and owned renewable generation. Learn more about the Residential Solar Loan Program.


Solar Thermal and Geothermal Commercial and Industrial Incentive Program

Designed to incentivize the construction of non-residential solar-thermal and geothermal heating systems, this program provides rebates up to $200,000. The rebates are based on the size of the systems and are generally designed to cover approximately 30-50% of the total cost of the project.


Renewable Energy Resources

  • Findsolar.com is provided the American Solar Energy Society .  The site serves as a convenient, user-friendly means for homeowners and businesses to learn about incentives and the economics of solar energy and to find qualified professionals who can install and service systems.
  • The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) contains a list of all the solar power incentives. It is a great resource for those who want to find out which solar rebates and credits are available for a solar power install in a given state.
  • Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, PVWATTS calculates electrical energy produced by a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system.
  • RETScreen is a free software tool developed with the contribution of experts from government, industry, and academia. The software can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production, life-cycle costs, and greenhouse gas emission reductions for various types of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies. The software also includes product, cost, and weather databases.  Best for experienced users.
  • American Wind Energy Association is a national trade association for the wind energy industry which promotes wind power growth through advocacy, communication and education.

The Delaware Division of Energy and Climate also provides helpful links to websites.


Questions?

Don't forget to sign up for email alerts to receive the latest program information. We also encourage you to explore the Energize Delaware website for more money-saving tips for all seasons.  If you need more information, give us a call at 302-883-3048 , or submit your questions through our online contact form .