The forward leaning state of Delaware continues to impress on the solar installation front. Despite its smaller size, the state is now ranked 25th in the nation with a total of 70 megawatts of solar power capacity. This is enough energy for 8,300 homes.
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Here are some key figures about Delaware’s solar installation activity to date;*
- There are about 48 solar companies doing business in Delaware. They are responsible for employing about 500 people.
- A total of 10 megawatts of solar was installed in the state in 2015. This ranks Delaware 30th for that year.
- $28 million worth of solar investments were made in 2015.
- Prices for solar are about 6% lower than the previous year.
The past few years have seen some significant solar panel installations in Delaware. Notable ones include the Dover Sun Park and the Milford Solar Farm. Among quite a few commercial installers, Walgreens has led the way in solar adoption. All total these installations make up about 22 megawatts of solar capacity.*
Delaware has a decently progressive net metering policy. Residential solar panel systems are capped at 25 kilowatts – allowing even the largest residential energy users to participate. Excess generation is paid to solar customers at the retail rate.**
The state also has a good Renewables Portfolio Standard. The total renewable energy production target is 25 percent by 2025 with a total of 3.5 percent coming from solar.**
There are about 30 solar installers actively helping homeowners save money. While the majority of installers can be found in Wilmington, Newark, New Castle, Middletown, and Delaware City they are spread out through the state. They can also be found near Dover, Bridgeville, Rehoboth Beach, Millsboro, and Bethany Beach to name a few.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.