Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Standard Lighting for Business Program (Delaware)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Delaware

Name Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Standard Lighting for Business Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, LED Exit Signs
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Linear Fluorescent: 6 - 28 per fixture

Compact Fluorescent: 2 per fixture
LED Exit Signs: 14 per fixture
HID Equipment: 14 - 55 per fixture
Lighting Controls: 24 per sensor

Equipment Requirements Linear Fluorescent: Minimum 82 lumens/watt, electronic ballast required, CEE listed, other requirements

Compact Fluorescent: 26 watts or greater, hard-wired
LED Exit Signs: One- or two-sided eligible, must replace existing fluorescent or incandescent fixture
HID Equipment: Metal halide must have a pulse start ballast
Lighting Controls: No manual override, no incentives for controls required by code

Expiration Date 08/31/2010 (current application)
Funding Source Sustainable Energy Utility (diverse funding sources); ARRA

Maximum Incentive 10,000 per participant
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Environmental credits default to SEU

Program Administrator Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility

References DSIRE[1]


The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) offers rebates for non-residential energy consumers (commercial, industrial, government, institutional, etc.) that install qualified energy efficient lighting measures. Incentives are available for certain linear fluorescent fixtures, hard wired compact fluorescent lights, LED exit signs, high-intensity discharge lamps, and lighting control equipment. All measures must meet certain minimum efficiency and equipment standards in order to qualify for incentives. The maximum incentive available under this program is $10,000 per participant. Applications for $3,000 or more in incentives must be pre-approved prior to the purchase and installation of equipment. Pre-approval is not required for smaller applications, although it is recommended to ensure that funding is still available and the equipment qualifies for incentives.

The program is generally available for any installations of qualified lighting measures, but in certain lighting technologies installed as part of new construction (e.g., high-pressure sodium fixtures) are not available for new construction. Program managers may conduct pre- and post-installation inspections prior to awarding incentive payments and up to five years after the receipt of incentives. All environmental credits associated with equipment that receives an award under this program default to the SEU unless the participant submits a written request to the contrary to the SEU prior to the installation of any equipment. Incentives are only available for equipment purchased on or after December 1, 2009. The current application is valid through August 31, 2010. Although the program may continue beyond this date, it may do so under a revised offering. As the program may be funded in full or in part with federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, participants may be subject to certain terms and conditions (e.g., Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements) associated with the use of ARRA funds.

The Delaware SEU is a non-profit organization created by the state of Delaware to foster a sustainable energy future for the state through conservation, efficiencies and the use of renewable energy sources.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information - Energize Delaware Business Programs
Department Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility
Address 110 W. 9th Street, Box 930
Place Wilmington, Delaware
Zip/Postal Code 19801
Phone (877) 624-4448


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"