Delaware Solar Incentives

Delaware Solar Incentives;

Green Energy Incentives:

  • Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Agricultural, Institutional
  • Amount: Delmarva: Up to 25% of costs generally, 35% for non-profits/gov’t
  • DEC: Up to 33.3% of costs for PV and wind-electric, generally 50% for others
  • Munis: Generally up to 33.3% of costs, except 50% of cost for solar water heating (Dover and Seaford have different incentive levels for some technologies).
  • Maximum Incenative: Varies by utility and by technology. See summary and website for details
  • Eligible System Size: no size restrictions specified
  • Equipment Requirments: Systems must carry a full five-year warranty and meet applicable UL, IEEE, and NEC standards; on- and off-grid systems are eligible; SRCC certification required for solar water heating systems; See regulations for detailed requirements
  • Installation Requirements: Systems must be installed by a participating contractor
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with customer/producer
  • Funding Source: Green Energy Fund(dp&L), DEC Renewable Resources Fund, Municipal Utility Green Energy Fund
  • Program Budget: Delmarva: ~$1.87 million annually on average (65% of available Green Energy Fund collections;
  • DEC: Varies by month (based on 2007 electricity sales: $207,000);
  • Munis: Varies by month (based on 2007 electricity sales: $328,000 across 9 municipal utilities)
  • Program Start Date: 09/24/2009 (as amended)
  • Web Site:


Scott Lynch
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Delaware Energy Office
1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 735-3480
Fax: (302) 739-1840
Web Site: