2013 Delaware Solar Energy Rebates and Incentives
Delaware solar energy rebates and incentives are anchored by the Green Energy Program, through which most of the state’s electrical utilities offer rebates for customers who install solar energy systems at home. Other rebates and incentives exist as well, and our service to you includes not only designing and installing a system that meets safety code and rebate criteria, but also filing for the rebates themselves on your behalf.
Delaware Utility Solar Energy Rebates + Incentives
The Delaware Green Energy Program provides the state’s electrical utilities with funds to use as rebate payments to customers that install solar panels or other renewable energy equipment. The utilities themselves determine the qualifications and incentive levels of their rebate programs, outlined below.
Customers of DEMEC utilities are eligible for a rebate in the amount of 33.3% of the installed cost of a home solar electric system, up to $15,000. For residents of Lewes, Delaware, the rebate is capped at 25% of installed cost up to $7,500.
Delaware Electric Cooperative customers can receive rebates for home solar systems. This incentive is structured as a per-Watt rebate of $0.90 for a system’s first 5 kW and $0.45 per Watt beyond 5 kW, up to $7,500 total.
Dover Public Utilities offers customers installing new home solar PV systems a rebate of up to $7,500. This incentive is structured as a per-Watt rebate of $1.25 for a system’s first 5 kW and $0.75 for the next 5 kW.
Delmarva Power customers who wish to install home solar power systems under 50 kW are eligible for rebates of up to $15,000. This incentive is structured as a per-Watt rebate of $1.25 for a system’s first 5 kW, $0.75 for the next 5 kW and $0.35 between 10 and 50 kW.
Other 2013 Delaware Solar Energy Rebates + Incentives
Owners of residential solar PV systems in Delaware can earn Solar Renewable Energy Credits for the electricity their systems produce. One SREC is earned for every megawatt-hour (1,000 kWh) produced. In order to conform to Delaware’s RPS, the state’s electric utilities buy SRECs from system owners at the market price (currently about $400). To be considered an eligible SREC generator, the PV system must be certified by the Delaware Public Service Commission and the owner must create an account with the PJM-EIS Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS).