The DNREC Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Solar Pilot Program is meant to bring renewable energy to a segment of the Delaware population that has historically been underserved by existing state programs and incentives.
Grant funding is available to promote the use of renewable energy in Delaware for low- and moderate-income households. The LMI program will be used to develop a statewide solar program that will provide services for low- to moderate-income homes regardless of their electric utility service territory.
There are two different pathways to qualify for receiving a cost-free or reduced-cost solar installation on your home. For low-income households, applications and approvals are obtained through the Weatherization Assistance Program, which serves low-income households with cost-free weatherization. For moderate-income households, applications and approvals are obtained through the Green Energy Program, with applicants specifically requesting the reduced-cost solar installation as a moderate-income household.
Find more information on the Low- to Moderate-Income Solar Pilot Program in the program fact sheet.
Low-income households must first apply for services through the Weatherization Assistance Program by calling the Energy Coordinating Agency at 302-504-6111. Low-income qualified homes will receive a cost-free solar installation of up to 4.0 kW.
Applicants must meet Weatherization Assistance program income eligibility guidelines.
Total income is verified through a tax return. Each adult household member (using the census definition of household size) will complete a 4506-C form. Click the “Low-Income Eligibility” button for income requirements.
Moderate income is defined by the state area median income.
Total income is verified through a tax return. Each adult household member (using the census definition of household size) will complete a 4506-C form. Click the “Moderate Income Eligibility” button for income requirements.
Moderate-income households should contact all of the approved solar contractors (listed below) for a free estimate. Application for the program will be submitted through the contractor that you select.
Clean Energy USA
Qualified moderate-income households will receive a solar installation that has 70% paid for by the LMI Solar Program and 30% by the homeowner for a system size up to 6.0 kW.
For more information about the program, or assistance with application questions, contact DNREC staff at 302-735-3480.