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Delaware Electric Cooperative - Green Energy Program Incentives
EZFeed/Relevant Yes  +
Incentive/Active true  +
Incentive/Amt PV: $0.45 - $0.90/W in general; $0.52 - $1
PV: $0.45 - $0.90/W in general; $0.52 - $1.05/W for non-profits<br /> Solar Thermal (water and radiant space heating): 20% of installed costs<br /> Wind: $1.25/W<br /> Fuel Cells: 20% of installed costs<br /> Geothermal Heat Pumps: $700 - $800 per ton (varies by size)
umps: $700 - $800 per ton (varies by size)  +
Incentive/ApplDsc Agricultural  + , Commercial  + , Industrial  + , Institutional  + , Local Government  + , Nonprofit  + , Residential  + , Schools  +
Incentive/ApplDscOther (DEC member-owners only)  +
Incentive/Auth2Code Renewable Resource Program Regulations  +
Incentive/Auth2DtEff 01/01/2012 (as amended)  +
Incentive/Auth2Link http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/energy/services/GreenEnergy/Documents/DEC/DEC Renewable Resource Fund Program 2013 FINAL.pdf  +
Incentive/Auth3Code S.S. 1 for S.B. 119  +
Incentive/Auth3DtEnact 2010-07-28  +
Incentive/Auth3Link http://www.legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis145.nsf/vwLegislation/SS+1+for+SB+119/$file/legis.html?open  +
Incentive/AuthCode 26 Del. C. § 363  +
Incentive/AuthDtEnact 2005-07-21  +
Incentive/AuthLink http://delcode.delaware.gov/title26/c001/sc03a/index.shtml#P299_25215  +
Incentive/ContAddr 1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101  +
Incentive/ContDept Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  +
Incentive/ContDiv Delaware Energy Office  +
Incentive/ContEmail scott.lynch@state.de.us  +
Incentive/ContName Scott Lynch  +
Incentive/ContPhone (302) 735-3480  +
Incentive/ContPlace Dover, Delaware  +
Incentive/ContWebsite http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/energy  +
Incentive/ContZip 19904  +
Incentive/EligSysSize Minimum: 500 W<br /> Maximum: No specific limit, but systems must be designed to serve only on-site energy needs  +
Incentive/EnergyCat Renewable Energy Incentive Programs  +
Incentive/EquipReqs Full five-year warranty required for all s
Full five-year warranty required for all systems; grid-connected electricity generating systems must generally meet applicable IEEE and UL standards; PV modules must be UL-1703 certified; wind energy systems must be CEC-listed; solar thermal systems must be SRCC certified (OG-300 for residential and OG-100 for non-residential); geothermal heat pumps must have a minimum EER of 18.0 and COP of 3.6; fuel cells must meet NFPA 853, IEEE 519, ANSI Z21.83 and ANSI C37.2 specifications
ANSI Z21.83 and ANSI C37.2 specifications  +
Incentive/FundSrc DEC Renewable Resources Fund  +
Incentive/ImplSector Utility  +
Incentive/InstallReqs Systems must generally be installed by a p
Systems must generally be installed by a participating contractor, but self-installs also permitted; grid-connected or off-grid systems are eligible; solar PV and solar thermal systems must meet orientation, shading, and aesthetics requirements; wind energy systems may be reviewed for wind resource adequacy
may be reviewed for wind resource adequacy  +
Incentive/MaxInc PV: $7,500 for Class A, $10,000 for Class
PV: $7,500 for Class A, $10,000 for Class B or non-profits<br /> Solar Thermal (domestic water): $3,000 for residential, $7,500 for non-residential<br /> Solar Thermal (radiant space heating): $5,000 for residential, $7,500 for non-residential<br /> Wind: $2,500<br /> Fuel Cells: $7,500 for residential, $10,000 for non-residential <br /> Geothermal Heat Pumps: $5,000 for residential, $10,000 for non-residential
r residential, $10,000 for non-residential  +
Incentive/Name Delaware Electric Cooperative - Green Energy Program Incentives  +
Incentive/OwnRenewEnrgyCrdts Customer-generator  +
Incentive/PVComIncr1DolKW $900  +
Incentive/PVComIncr1KW 5  +
Incentive/PVComIncr2DolKW $450  +
Incentive/PVComIncr2KW 5  +
Incentive/PVComMinKW 0.5  +
Incentive/PVNPIncr1DolKW $1,050  +
Incentive/PVNPIncr2DolKW $520  +
Incentive/PVNPMaxDol $10,000  +
Incentive/PVRating DC  +
Incentive/PVResIncr1DolKW $900  +
Incentive/PVResIncr1KW 5  +
Incentive/PVResIncr2DolKW $450  +
Incentive/PVResIncr2KW 5  +
Incentive/PVResMinKW 0.5  +
Incentive/ProgAdmin Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  +
Incentive/ProgBudget $260,481 annually (based on 2013 DNREC numbers); varies by month  +
Incentive/QuantNotes Program rules define Class A as a customer with an average monthly peak load of 50 kW or less over the previous 12 months. Customers with higher loads are considered Class B. Maximum incentive for Class A is $7,500 and Class B is $10,000.  +
Incentive/SWHComMaxDol $7,500  +
Incentive/SWHComPercMax 20%  +
Incentive/SWHNPMaxDol $7,500  +
Incentive/SWHNPPercMax 20%  +
Incentive/SWHResMaxDol $3,000  +
Incentive/SWHResPercMax 20%  +
Incentive/StartDate 2007  +
Incentive/StartDateString 2007  +
Incentive/Summary '''''NOTE: The Renewable Resource Program
'''''NOTE: The Renewable Resource Program will accept requests for grant funding for calendar year 2013 beginning January 9, 2013. Applications for residential PV and geothermal systems will not be accepted after 4:30 pm on January 15, 2013. Applications for all other systems will be accepted until this year’s program budget of $260,481 is exhausted. For 2013, the total annual funds available will be allocated as follows: Small Wind Turbines = 2%, Geothermal Systems = 28%, PV Class A = 50%, PV Class B = 20%.''''' The Delaware Electric Cooperative provides incentives for solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, wind, geothermal, and fuel cell systems installed by DEC member-owners. Eligibility is limited to systems that are intended to supply on-site energy needs. Incentives are available to both residential and non-residential member-owners based upon average peak demand over a 12 month period. Class A member-owners are defined as those with an average monthly peak electric demand of 50 kilowatts (kW) or less over the previous twelve months. Class B member-owners are those with an average monthly peak electric demand of greater than 50 kW over the previous twelve months. Maximum incentives are up to $7,500 for Class A and $10,000 for Class B and non-profit systems. Applicants may be required to have an energy audit performed by a Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified contractor prior to grant approval. Energy Star homes may be exempted from this requirement. Both grid-connected and off-grid PV and wind energy systems are eligible for incentives, but systems must serve loads that would otherwise be served by the electric utility. Solar thermal systems used for domestic water heating or in radiant heating applications must reduce or eliminate the need for electric or gas heated water. Renewable energy systems designed and utilized as a third-party ownership or independent power producer are not eligible for grant funding. Incentive levels and limits vary by technology, system size and sector as follows: '''Solar PV''' * Class A and Class B: $.90/W for the first 5 kW of capacity (0-5 kW) and $0.45/W over 5 kW. Maximum incentive of $7,500 for Class A and $10,000 for Class B. * Non-profits: $1.05/W for the first 5 kW of capacity (0-5 kW) and $.52/W over 5 kW (5-10 kW). Maximum incentive of $10,000 for non-profit systems. '''Solar Thermal''' * Domestic Hot Water: 20% of installed costs up to $3,000 for residential systems and $7,500 for non-residential systems. * Radiant Heating: 20% of installed costs up to $5,000 for residential systems and $7,500 for non-residential systems '''Wind''': $1.25/W up to $2,500 '''Fuel Cells''': 20% of installed costs, up to $7,500 for residential systems and $10,000 for non-residential systems '''Geothermal Heat Pumps''': $800/ton for first two tons and $700/ton for additional capacity, up to $5,000 for residential and $10,000 for non-residential systems. Systems are subject to a variety of equipment, installation and warranty requirements, including limitations on system orientation and shading for solar energy systems. The Delaware Energy Office processes applications and conducts technical reviews for this program. The program rules do not specify the ownership of renewable energy credits (RECs) associated with system energy production; however, net metering customers in Delaware retain ownership of RECs unless they voluntarily relinquish such ownership. '''Background''' Under the 2005 Delaware renewable portfolio standard (RPS) legislation, electric cooperatives were allowed to opt out of the RPS schedule if they met certain other requirements. One such requirement was that they contribute to the existing Green Energy Fund for investor-owned utilities or create their own green energy fund supported by an equal surcharge (i.e. $0.000178/kWh). The Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC), the state's lone cooperative, opted out of the RPS requirements and established its own green energy fund. In 2010 the Delaware RPS was amended by SS 1 for S.B. 119 and the section (26 Del. C. § 363) detailing the obligations of electric cooperatives was slightly revised. While these amendments change several other opt-out requirements, the provision mandating green energy fund contributions in the event of an opt-out remains unchanged.
the event of an opt-out remains unchanged.  +
Incentive/TechDsc Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels + , Ground Source Heat Pumps + , Photovoltaics + , Solar Space Heat + , Solar Water Heat + , Wind +
Incentive/Type Utility Rebate Program +
Incentive/WindComDolKW $1,250  +
Incentive/WindComMaxDol $2,500  +
Incentive/WindComMinKW 0.5  +
Incentive/WindNPDolKW $1,250  +
Incentive/WindNPMaxDol $2,500  +
Incentive/WindRating DC  +
Incentive/WindResDolKW $1,250  +
Incentive/WindResMaxDol $2,500  +
Incentive/WindResMinKW 0.5  +
OpenEI/PageDescription Delaware Electric Cooperative - Green Energy Program Incentives: energy incentive program.  +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Energy Incentives  + , Delaware  + , Utility Rebate Program  + , Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  +
Place Delaware +
Website http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/energy/services/GreenEnergy/Pages/CoopGEP_F.aspx  +
Categories Financial Incentive Programs , Quantitative Incentives , Rebates Grants Incentives , Photovoltaic Incentives , Solar Water Heating Incentives , Wind Incentives , Incentive with Contacts , Incentive with Authorities
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