The forward leaning state of Delaware continues to impress on the solar installation front. Despite its smaller size, the state is now ranked 33rd in the nation with a total of 130 megawatts of solar power capacity. This is enough energy for 16,000 homes.
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Here are some key figures about Delaware’s solar installation activity to date;*
- There are about 53 solar companies doing business in Delaware. They are responsible for employing about 468 people.
- A total of 17 megawatts of solar was installed in the state in 2018. This ranks Delaware 37th for that year.
- $39 million worth of solar investments were made in 2018. A total of $407 million has been invested in the state so far.
- Prices for solar are about 47% lower over the previous five years
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. The state can also boast that its solar installations are primarily from the residential and commercial sectors.*
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 32 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.