Renewable Energy

Delaware supports the use of renewable energy by homeowners and businesses through grant funding, incentives, and technical guidance. The state partners with utilities to make these programs possible. Delaware’s state law requires that utilities derive a growing part of their energy supplies from renewable sources.

Find programs and funding available through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on the DNREC State Energy Office web page.

Renewable Energy Assistance

The Green Energy Program provides rebates for residential and small scale renewable energy systems.

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

Delaware utilities must get an increasing percentage of their electricity from renewable resources.

Offshore Wind

Delaware continues to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the growing offshore wind industry.

About Renewable Energy

Renewable energy power comes from natural, unlimited sources like sunlight, wind, moving water and geothermal heat. In Delaware, there are about 5,000 renewable energy systems, primarily solar-powered.

Fossil fuels like oil, coal, and natural gas are considered non-renewable, finite resources. Burning these fossil fuels produces energy that we need for every day use, but it also produces pollution and gases that trap heat in our atmosphere, creating dangerous changes in Earth’s climate. Renewable energy sources produce the energy we need without these emissions. Renewable energy also makes our country energy independent

The renewable energy industry  is growing rapidly–as of 2017, the solar industry in America provides more than twice the number of jobs as the coal industry (U.S. Department of Energy, 2017). By switching to renewable energy, we are creating a cleaner, greener, and more economically prosperous Delaware.

Learn More: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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