Green Energy Program

DNREC administers rebates to promote the use of several forms of renewable energy in Delaware.

The Green Energy Program began in 1999. It has provided funding to more than 6,000 Delaware renewable energy projects.

Rebates maintained by the DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy are available to offset the installed cost of renewable energy technologies, including photovoltaic (solar), geothermal, solar water heating and wind. These grants are only open to customers of Delmarva Power, funded through a public benefits fund charge ($0.000356 per kilowatt-hour consumed) collected every month.

Delaware’s other utilities operate similar programs.

Applying for Renewable Energy Rebates

Grant applications must use the Green Grant Delaware online application system. Applications and required attachments should only be submitted after completing an acceptable energy audit and selecting an approved renewable energy contractor. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

As part of the grant application, applicants must sign over their Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) to the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility. Learn more about SRECs for residential and non-residential customers.

Applicants are also required to register as an eSupplier with Delaware’s Division of Accounting prior to receiving grant payments. For assistance with this process, please contact the Division at 302-526-5600 and ask to speak with a member of the vendor team.

For more information about the Green Energy Program or to check the status of your grant application, please email Include your full name and address when requesting information.

High demand for Green Energy Program incentives has caused a delay for some grant payments after an application receives final approval. Completed grants may be queued for payment pending availability of funds.

Participating Contractors

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The Green Energy Program maintains a list of participating contractors approved to install renewable energy technologies eligible for state rebates. Installations done by contractors outside this list cannot receive rebates.

Contractors interested in becoming approved GEP contractors should submit a Participating Contractor Application to register with the program.

Other Utilities

If you are not a Delmarva Power customer, there are renewable energy rebates available through the Delaware Electric Cooperative and the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation.

Find information about all available solar opportunities for Delawareans at

Low- to Moderate-Income Solar Program

Funding is available to those who qualify for potentially free or reduced cost solar installations. Learn more about the Low- to Moderate-Income Solar Program.

Expired Solar Panel Disposal

Disposal of expired solar panels is regulated by Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (7 DE Admin. Code 1302) and Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste (7 DE Admin. Code 1301). For information on expired panel disposal, contact the DNREC Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances.

The DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy provides technical support and guidance under the Regulations for the Green Energy Fund (7 DE Admin Code 2103).