Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC)
01/18/19 4:30 PM
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 2019 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 2019, 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 178280
- Class A systems: up to $3,500
- 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 more on grant limits, see Page 16 of the guidelines PDF in Supporting Documents below.
Grants will be awarded on a calendar year basis.
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.
The 2019 grant application period will open on January 14th and will end on January 18th at 4:30 p.m.
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 2019 fund allocation, no further grants will be awarded for 2019. Applications not awarded a grant for 2019 will not be held until the next year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Electric Cooperative
14198 Sussex Highway
Greenwood, DE 19950