Find out how much you can save by going solar in Delaware.
Despite its small size, Delaware continues to increase its solar capacity at a rapid pace. It is not one of the sunnier states, but strong solar policies are driving the industry. The state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) has set a target of achieving 25% of its power from renewables by 2026, with 3.5% required to come from solar. In addition, the state’s net metering law allows third-party solar financing and shared solar, supporting the distributed solar market.
The Delaware City refinery, with a capacity of about 182,200 barrels per day, is one of two coking refineries on the East Coast.
In 2014, 63% of the petroleum consumed in Delaware was used by the transportation sector, most of it as motor gasoline.
In 2015, Delaware generated 85% of its electricity from natural gas and 8% from coal.
Delaware’s finance and insurance industries contribute a larger share to the state’s Gross Domestic Product (27.7% in 2014) than in any other state.
Delaware’s renewable portfolio standard requires retail electricity suppliers to generate 25% of the electricity sold in the state from renewable energy resources, with at least 3.5% from photovoltaics, by the compliance year June 2025-May 2026.
Solar Installed: 99.4 MW (16.9 MW in 2016)
National Ranking: 29th (30th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar: 11,000
Percentage of State’s Electricity from Solar: 1.61%
Solar Jobs and Ranking: 363 (46th in 2016)3
Solar Companies in State: 53 companies total; 8 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 11 Others4
Total Solar Investment in State: $323.38 million ($48.78 million in 2016)
Price Declines: 64% over last 5 years
Growth Projections and Ranking: 271 MW over next 5 years (ranks 32nd)
There are so many reasons that solar is becoming an energy option of choice for financially and environmentally savvy consumers and commercial enterprises. Other benefits to consider:
- Reduced electric costs
- Higher resale value for properties
- Investment with guaranteed rate of return that increases as the cost of living goes up
- Guilt free use of electricity for greater comfort, efficiency and convenience
- Contributing to a cleaner, healthier planet.
Going Solar In Delaware Is As Easy As 1 2 3:
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We Install Your Solar System.
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