Despite its small size, Delaware continues to increase its solar capacity at a rapid pace. It is not one of the sunnier states, but strong solar policies are driving the industry. The state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) has set a target of achieving 25% of its power from renewables by 2026, with 3.5% required to come from solar. In addition, the state’s net metering law allows third-party solar financing and shared solar, supporting the distributed solar market.
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Notable Solar Installations in Delaware
- Milford Solar Farm in Milford was developed by juwi and came online in 2012. This 15 MW project produces enough electricity to power 1,871 homes.5
- Amazon, Home Depot and Brookfield Properties Retail have all gone solar in Delaware. Amazon's PHL7 project in Middletown is one of the largest corporate projects in the state. 6
- At 11.3 MW, Dover Sun Park in Dover is among the largest solar installations in Delaware. Completed by Sun Power in 2011, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 1,410 homes.7
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Solar Companies in Delaware
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Delaware State Solar Policy Resources
Delaware Public Services Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Delaware public utilities
Delaware State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Delaware
Division of Energy and Climate - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics
Delaware’s Renewable Energy Task Force - Provides recommendations on establishing renewable energy trading mechanisms and other structures to support the growth of renewable energy in Delaware.
DSIRE incentives database Delaware - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Delaware and across the United States
US Energy Information Administration- Delaware State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government