Delaware Energy An$wers Home Performance Program (Delaware)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Delaware

Name Delaware Energy An$wers Home Performance Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Dehumidifiers, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Custom/Others pending approval
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Homeowner: 20% of project costs

Contractor: 700 (exam fee refund) + in-field mentoring

Equipment Requirements Energy audit required prior to any improvements; equipment must generally be Energy Star rated

Installation Requirements Improvements must be performed by an approved, BPI certified contractor

Maximum Incentive Homeowner: 750

Program Administrator Delaware Energy Office
Date added to DSIRE 2009-03-19
Last DSIRE Review 2010-02-16

References DSIRE[1]


The Delaware Energy Office (DEO) offers rebates for the installation of certain energy efficiency home upgrades to state residents. The program will provide rebates of amounting to 20% of the cost of eligible improvements up to a maximum rebate of $750 per home. In order to participate in the program, applicants must first have an energy audit performed by an approved contractor. Only measures identified in the audit and installed by an approved, Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified contractor are eligible for rebates. Generally speaking, new equipment installed under this program must be Energy Star certified in order to qualify for a rebate. Some types of upgrades (if identified in the energy audit) are automatically eligible for a rebate under this program, whereas others must be approved on a case-by-case basis by the program administrator.

The program also offers incentives to contractors that wish to become approved service providers. The incentives available include a refund of the BPI certification costs and in-field mentoring by DEO personnel. Information on becoming a BPI certified contractor, as well as a current list of approved providers, is available on the program website.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Charley Roberson
Department Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Division Delaware Energy Office
Address 1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101

Place Dover, Delaware
Zip/Postal Code 19904
Phone (302) 735-3480


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"