Delaware Energy An$wers Home Performance Program (Delaware)
Last modified on May 24, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Delaware Energy An$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|
|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|
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.
|Contact Name||Charley Roberson|
|Department||Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control|
|Division||Delaware Energy Office|
|Address||1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.