Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC)
01/15/21 4:30 PM
Grants of up to $5,000 to Delaware funding source member individuals and businesses to implement renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency technologies, and energy demand management programs. Funding is intended to support activities relating to solar water heating, photovoltaic systems, geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, and fuel cells.
Priority will be given to support existing systems already 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.
Grants are available in the following categories of energy technologies:
Grants may be given for Class A systems or Class B systems:
GrantWatch ID#: 178280
For 2021 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%.
Photovoltaic Systems: Grants will not exceed $2,500 per Class A systems and $3,500 per Class B and NonProfit member-owners.
Solar Water Heating: Grants will not exceed $2,000 per Class A systems and $3,500 per Class B systems. Solar water heating systems integrated into a radiant heating application are eligible for a grant up to 20% of the installed cost of the solar energy portion of the system. Grants will not exceed $2,500 per Class A systems and $3,500 per Class B systems.
Small Wind Turbines: Subject to availability of funds, the DEC Renewable Resource Program offers incentives of $0.85 per watt not to exceed $2,500 for small grid-connected wind turbines installed by a qualified contractor for a qualified member-owner.
Fuel Cells: Grants will not exceed $3,500 for Class A systems and $5,000 for Class B systems.
Geothermal Heat Pump Systems:
- Class A: $800 per ton for the first two (2) tons and $700 per ton thereafter but not to exceed $3,000 per dwelling for Class A systems installed with an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 18.0 and Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 3.6.
- Class B: $800 per ton for the first two (2) tons and $700 per ton thereafter but not to exceed $4,000 per Class B systems with an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 18.0 and Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 3.6 or greater.
Grants will be awarded on a calendar year basis.
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
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