Research and Development Grants (Delaware)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Research and Development Grants|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Institutional|
|Eligible Technologies||Anaerobic Digestion, Biodiesel, Biomass, Daylighting, Ethanol, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydrogen, Landfill Gas, Methanol, Municipal Solid Waste, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Renewable Fuels, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind, Unspecified technologies|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Maximum Incentive||35% cost of qualifying projects up to 250,000 per project|
|Program Budget||Up to $288,000 annually|
|Program Administrator||Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control|
|Date added to DSIRE||2004-10-14|
|Last DSIRE Review||2011-08-18|
The Delaware Green Energy Fund’s Research and Development Program offers grants to projects that develop or improve renewable energy technology in the state. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will accept proposals for program grants for qualifying projects that improve the engineering, adaptation or development of products or processes that directly relate to renewable energy technology. These grants are funded by Delaware's public benefits program, the Green Energy Fund, which was established in 1999 and focuses on three renewable-energy programs, including the Research and Development Program.
Delaware Research and Development Program grants are available to applicants located within the state for projects conducted in the state Subject to availability of funds, the Research and Development Program offers grants up to 35% of the cost of qualifying projects and may not exceed $250,000 per project.Permissible costs associated with qualifying programs are limited to labor, overhead expenditures, equipment, materials and subcontractors incurred during the performance of the contract.
Proposals are accepted on a bi-annual basis. The total of all grants awarded in any one fiscal year may not exceed 10% of all revenue collected for the Green Energy Fund during the previous fiscal year or 10% of the fund balance whichever is greater. Multi-year projects submitting proposals shall not exceed 50% of the total annual funds in the Research and Development Program. Proposals for Research and Development Program grants should be projects that improve the engineering adaptation, or development of products that directly relate to renewable energy technology. See the Green Energy Fund Regulations for detailed requirements for qualifying projects and the application process.
|Contact Name||Scott Lynch|
|Department||Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control|
|Division||Delaware Energy Office|
|Address||1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||29 Del. C. § 8051 et seq.|
|Authority 2:||CDR § 7-100-104|
|Date Effective||04/01/2006 (as amended)|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.