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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.

QUICK FACTS

Milford Solar Farm was completed in 2013. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 12 MW of electricity — enough to power over 1,368 Delaware homes.
General Growth Properties & Walgreens have both gone solar in Delaware. General Growth Properties has installed a 1 MW project at their location in Newark.
At 1 MW, DD Hay Road Solar 23 LLC in New Castle is among the largest solar installations in Delaware. Completed in 2010, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 136 homes.

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Solar Federal Tax Credit

30% Federal Tax Credit

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