Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC)
01/10/20 4:30 PM
Grants of up to $5,000 to Delaware funding source member individuals and businesses to implement renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency technologies, and energy demand management programs. Funding is intended to support activities relating to solar water heating, photovoltaic systems, geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, and fuel cells.
This policy provides rules of practice and procedure for application and disbursement of Renewable Resource Fund grants to be used in support of energy efficiency technologies, renewable energy technologies, or demand-side management programs for and by member-owners of Delaware Electric Cooperative.
Grants are available in the following categories of energy technologies:
Funding is limited; For the calendar year 2020 grants will be made first to existing systems that meet the conditions for grants and any monies left over will be used for systems yet to be installed. Grants for PV and wind turbines will be based on the final interconnection date with the oldest dates being first awarded. For geothermal systems, the well permit date will be used to determine the order of grants.
Grants may be given for Class A systems or Class B systems:
In the photovoltaic systems, grants are available for non-profit member-owners.
All qualifying systems must be installed in accordance with the standards and specifications of the manufacturers of the components in the system, in compliance with all applicable local electric and building codes, local ordinances and the grant guidelines. Where discrepancies, if any, exist with these guidelines and local codes, local codes shall govern.
All qualifying systems receiving a Renewable Resource Grant must have a full 5-year warranty against component failure, malfunction and premature output degradation. The warranty must cover all components for which the program incentive is granted and cover the full cost of repair and replacement of all components of the system. For professionally installed systems the warranty must cover the labor to remove and replace defective components and systems.
GrantWatch ID#: 178280
Funding is limited and to the extent that funds are made available to all member-owners of the Cooperative each member-owner shall be permitted to install and receive grant monies for multiple qualifying projects but in no case shall the member-owner receive in excess of $2500 in total grant monies for Class A systems and $3,500 for Class B systems. The maximum total grant money available to any one member-owner shall be capped at $5,000.
For details on grant limits, see https://www.delaware.coop/sites/default/files/2019-11/DEC%20Renewable%20Resource%20Fund%20Program%202020.pdf#page=16.
Grants will be awarded on a calendar year basis.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Grant applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Electric Cooperative
14198 Sussex Highway
Greenwood, DE 19950