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Renewable Resource Fund Program

Grants to Delaware Individuals and Businesses for
Renewable Energy Technology Installation

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State

Funding Source:

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Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC)

Deadline Date:

02/02/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Delaware individuals and businesses to fund renewable energy or alternative energy technologies such as hydroelectric generations, wind equipment, solar energy equipment, fuel cells and fuel cell systems, and biodiesel manufacturing systems.

Funding may also be used for demand-side management programs, which are defined as a device or system(s) that provides for reducing, minimizing or controlling peak demands.

Grants are divided into two eligibility categories:

Class A grants - “Class A” means the class or classes of member-owners with an average monthly peak demand of less than 50 kW over the prior twelve months. Class A may include residential, lighting, small commercial, irrigation and poultry accounts.

Class B grants - “Class B” means all classes of member-owner with average monthly peak demand of 50 kW or greater over the prior twelve months. Class B may include large-commercial, primary metered account and some poultry accounts.

All qualifying systems must be installed in accordance with the standards and specifications of the manufacturers of the components in the system, in compliance with all applicable local electric and building codes, local ordinances and the grant guidelines. Where discrepancies, if any, exist with these guidelines and local codes, local codes shall govern.

Funding is limited. For calendar year 2018, grants will be made first to existing systems that meet the conditions for grants and any monies left over will be used for systems yet to be installed. Grants for PV and wind turbines will be based on the final interconnection date with the oldest dates being first awarded. For geothermal systems, the well permit date will be used to determine the order of grants.

For 2018, the total annual funds available for grants shall be allocated as follows:
Small Wind Turbines = 2%
Geothermal Systems = 38%
PV Class A = 45%
PV Class B = 15%.

Any allocation of resources not utilized in any particular program may be transferred to one of the remaining programs or allocated to the current backlog. Once DEC has awarded grants equal to the total estimated 2018 fund allocation no further grants will be award

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178280

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Class A systems: up to $3,000
- Class B systems: up to $5,000
- The maximum total grant money available to any one member-owner shall be capped at $5,000.

For a graph of grant limits, see Page 16 of the guidelines PDF in Supporting Documents below.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded on a calendar year basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Renewable Resource Program is available to member-owners of the Cooperative receiving distribution delivery and energy supply service from the Cooperative.

All eligible equipment and products must be installed in Delaware on an active Cooperative electric account and used solely for the energy requirements of Cooperative member-owners. Grants will not be provided for energy requirements in excess of a member-owners average annual consumption.

Under no circumstances will grants be issued for land acquisition in association with any project proposed in the Renewable Resource Program.

Grants will not be provided for renewable energy systems designed and utilized as an independent power producer or third-party ownership.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants will be awarded on a calendar year basis.

The Delaware Energy Office will be accepting applications from January 29 through February 2, 2018.

Any allocation of resources not utilized in any particular program may be transferred to one of the remaining programs or allocated to the current backlog. Once DEC has awarded grants equal to the total estimated 2018 fund allocation, no further grants will be awarded for 2018. Applications not awarded a grant for 2018 will not be held until the next year.

Application forms: http://www.delaware.coop/energy-saving-programs/energy-grants

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grant applications can be emailed to grants@decoop.com

Delaware Electric Cooperative
14198 Sussex Highway
Greenwood, DE 19950

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USA: Delaware