Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Standard Lighting for Business Program (Delaware)
Last modified on May 23, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) - Standard Lighting for Business Program|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Institutional|
|Eligible Technologies||Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, LED Exit Signs|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Linear Fluorescent: 6 - 28 per fixture|
Compact Fluorescent: 2 per fixture
|Equipment Requirements|| Linear Fluorescent: Minimum 82 lumens/watt, electronic ballast required, CEE listed, other requirements|
Compact Fluorescent: 26 watts or greater, hard-wired
|Expiration Date||08/31/2010 (current application)|
|Funding Source|| Sustainable Energy Utility (diverse funding sources); ARRA
|Maximum Incentive||10,000 per participant|
|Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits|| Environmental credits default to SEU
|Program Administrator||Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility|
The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) offers rebates for non-residential energy consumers (commercial, industrial, government, institutional, etc.) that install qualified energy efficient lighting measures. Incentives are available for certain linear fluorescent fixtures, hard wired compact fluorescent lights, LED exit signs, high-intensity discharge lamps, and lighting control equipment. All measures must meet certain minimum efficiency and equipment standards in order to qualify for incentives. The maximum incentive available under this program is $10,000 per participant. Applications for $3,000 or more in incentives must be pre-approved prior to the purchase and installation of equipment. Pre-approval is not required for smaller applications, although it is recommended to ensure that funding is still available and the equipment qualifies for incentives.
The program is generally available for any installations of qualified lighting measures, but in certain lighting technologies installed as part of new construction (e.g., high-pressure sodium fixtures) are not available for new construction. Program managers may conduct pre- and post-installation inspections prior to awarding incentive payments and up to five years after the receipt of incentives. All environmental credits associated with equipment that receives an award under this program default to the SEU unless the participant submits a written request to the contrary to the SEU prior to the installation of any equipment. Incentives are only available for equipment purchased on or after December 1, 2009. The current application is valid through August 31, 2010. Although the program may continue beyond this date, it may do so under a revised offering. As the program may be funded in full or in part with federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, participants may be subject to certain terms and conditions (e.g., Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements) associated with the use of ARRA funds.
The Delaware SEU is a non-profit organization created by the state of Delaware to foster a sustainable energy future for the state through conservation, efficiencies and the use of renewable energy sources.
|Contact Name||Program Information - Energize Delaware Business Programs|
|Department||Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility|
|Address||110 W. 9th Street, Box 930|
|Phone|| (877) 624-4448
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.