How To Get Free Solar Panels Installed in Delaware

How to get free solar panels in delaware

Are Solar Panels Free for Delaware Residents?

If you are a resident of Delaware, there is a good chance that you qualify to have free solar panels installed on your home.

In this overview, we’ll discuss the process of getting free solar energy for your home. We’ll break down the different options available to you, the process for qualifying for and choosing the best option for your home, and how to coordinate a state-licensed installation. Read on to learn more or contact our experts to discuss the details specific to your home!

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Step 1: Review Your Options

There are a few different programs that offer free solar panels to residents of Delaware. The most common one being a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which we’ll explain more about.

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

A Power Purchase Agreement or “PPA” is a contract directly between you and a state-licensed solar energy company. Under a PPA, the company agrees to install solar panels on your roof and sell you the electricity that they produce at a fixed rate for a set period of time. This can be a great option if you don’t want to or can’t afford the cost of buying the solar panels outright and paying for the entire installation. This is a very common practice and even though the homeowner isn’t purchasing the system, they are almost guaranteed to save money on their electricity bills.

Utility Solar Rebate Programs

Delaware does not offer a statewide tax credit or rebate for solar panels, however, multiple utility companies in the state offer rebates to their customers, including:

– Delmarva Power and Light: Customers of Delmarva Power in Delaware are eligible for a cash rebate from the utility to reduce the cost of their solar installation. The utility will pay $0.70 per watt of solar generating capacity installed up to 50 kW, up to a maximum of $6,000. Rebate values will be reduced as more homeowners install solar, so confirm the current value of the incentive with our experts.

– Delaware Electric Cooperative: Ratepayers receive $0.50/W of solar power installed (up to 5 kW), and $0.20/W for any additional solar capacity.

– Delaware Municipal Electrical Corporation (DEMEC): The Municipal Green Energy Program pays customers of qualifying Delaware municipal utilities a cash rebate for a portion of their solar installation costs. The value of the rebate depends on where you live, so review the program websites for specifics.

There are many eligibility requirements for each program in Delaware, so be sure to speak with our experts to help with your application and review all the best options available for your home.

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Other Financial Benefits of Solar

Besides the free solar panel installation programs, there are also other financial benefits available for homeowners in Delaware who choose solar energy. Some of the biggest benefits include:

– Property Tax Exemption: Homeowners who install solar energy systems can receive a property tax exemption for the value of the system.

– Federal Tax Credit: Homeowners who install solar energy systems can claim a federal tax credit of 30% of the cost of the system.

– Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs): SRECs are credits that can be sold to utilities in order to help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system.

Step 2: Find Out if Your Home Qualifies

Depending on where you live exactly in Delaware and other details about your home and background, you may qualify for different programs with unique advantages. We strongly recommended you speak with a local solar energy expert regarding your installation options. If you begin an installation without applying for the right programs, you may be losing out on massive savings!

Step 3: Get a State-Licensed Installation

If you’re a DE resident and looking to get started with your free solar installation, it is very important that you work with a local installer who is state-licensed. This will ensure you qualify for the right programs, save the most money, and receive a safe and secure installation.

Contact our local Delaware solar experts at EcoGen America and we’ll walk you through the whole process, helping you apply for the best programs and providing a secure high-quality installation!

We are committed to bringing our customers the benefits of solar energy throughout the State of Delaware.

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