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Delaware – Delaware Electric Cooperative – Green Energy Program Incentives

Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Eligible 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, (DEC member-owners only)
Incentive Amount PV: $0.45 – $0.90/W in general; $0.52 – $1.05/W for non-profits
Solar Thermal (water and radiant space heating): 20% of installed costs
Wind: $1.25/W
Fuel Cells: 20% of installed costs
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $700 – $800 per ton (varies by size)
Maximum IncentivePV: $7,500 for Class A, $10,000 for Class B or non-profits
Solar Thermal (domestic water): $3,000 for residential, $7,500 for non-residential
Solar Thermal (radiant space heating): $5,000 for residential, $7,500 for non-residential
Wind: $2,500
Fuel Cells: $7,500 for residential, $10,000 for non-residential
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $5,000 for residential, $10,000 for non-residential
Eligible System Size(s)Minimum: 500 W
Maximum: No specific limit, but systems must be designed to serve only on-site energy needs
Equipment StandardsFull five-year warranty required for all systems; grid-connected electricity generating systems must generally meet applicable IEEE and UL standards; PV modules must be UL-1703 certified; wind energy systems must be CEC-listed; solar thermal systems must be SRCC certified (OG-300 for residential and OG-100 for non-residential); geothermal heat pumps must have a minimum EER of 18.0 and COP of 3.6; fuel cells must meet NFPA 853, IEEE 519, ANSI Z21.83 and ANSI C37.2 specifications
Installation StandardsSystems must generally be installed by a participating contractor, but self-installs also permitted; grid-connected or off-grid systems are eligible; solar PV and solar thermal systems must meet orientation, shading, and aesthetics requirements; wind energy systems may be reviewed for wind resource adequacy
Start Date 2007

More Information Contact:

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
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