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Low- to Moderate-Income Solar Pilot Program



The DNREC Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Solar Pilot Program is meant to bring renewable energy to a segment of the Delaware population that has historically been underserved by existing state programs and incentives.

Grant funding is available to promote the use of renewable energy in Delaware for low- and moderate-income households. The two-year LMI Solar Pilot Program uses Delmarva Power funds applied toward expansion of solar energy use to customers in their territory.

There are two different pathways to qualify for receiving a cost-free or reduced-cost solar installation on your home. For low-income households, applications and approvals are obtained through the Weatherization Assistance Program, which serves low-income households with cost-free weatherization. For moderate-income households, applications and approvals are obtained through the Green Energy Program, with applicants specifically requesting the reduced-cost solar installation as a moderate-income household.

Find more information on the Low- to Moderate-Income Solar Pilot Program in the program fact sheet.

Low-Income Qualifying Applications

Low-income households must first apply for services through the Weatherization Assistance Program by calling the Energy Coordinating Agency at 302-504-6111. Low-income qualified homes will receive a cost-free solar installation of up to 4.0 kW.

Applicants must meet Weatherization Assistance program income eligibility guidelines.

Total income is verified through a tax return. Each adult household member (using the census definition of household size) will complete a 4506-C form. Click the “Low-Income Eligibility” button for income requirements.

Moderate-Income Qualifying Applications

Moderate income is defined by the state area median income.

Total income is verified through a tax return. Each adult household member (using the census definition of household size) will complete a 4506-C form. Click the “Moderate Income Eligibility” button for income requirements.

Moderate-income households should contact all of the approved solar contractors (listed below) for a free estimate. Application for the program will be submitted through the contractor that you select.

New Castle and Kent Counties


CMI Solar & Electric

Kunal Vohra
kvohra@cmielectric.com
302-731-5556

KW Solar Solutions

Rob McGinty
Rob@kwsolar.net
302-838-8400

Kent and Sussex Counties


Clean Energy USA

Kristin Sivret
kristin@ceusa.com
302-227-1337


Qualified moderate-income households will receive a solar installation that has 70% paid for by the LMI Solar Program and 30% by the homeowner for a system size up to 6.0 kW.

For more information about the program, or assistance with application questions, contact DNREC staff at 302-735-3480.

 

 




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