Delaware - Community Solar Rules

February 22, 2023


On September 17th, 2021, the Governor of the State of Delaware signed into law Senate Bill 2, which amended the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act and the Electric Utility Restructuring Act of 1999 to accelarate the adoption of community-owned solar photovoltaic systems in Delaware and to establish a process relating to community-owned energy generating facilities (CEFS).

Below are some of the key features of this program.

  1. The community-owned energy generating facility shall not have subscriptions larger than 200 kilowatts constituting more than 60% of its capacity.
  2. A community-owned energy generating facility shall not exceed a capacity of 4 megawatts.
  3. The community-owned energy generating facility will retain ownership of all RECs and SRECs associated with the electric energy it produces unless it has relinquished such ownership by contractual agreement with a third party or its customers.
  4. Projects must be installed within the Delmarva service area.
Visit the above website or see Delmarva's Community Solar Resources page for more information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: Community Solar Rules
Web Site:
Administrator: Delaware Public Services Commission
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Landfill Gas
  • Tidal
  • Wave
  • Ocean Thermal
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Utilities: Delmarva
System Capacity Limit: Nameplate capacity of 4 megawatts (MW)
Program Capacity Limit: No cap
Participant Credit Rate: Retail Rate
Low-Moderate Income Provisions: Requires each system owner to certify that it serves at least 15% low income customers.


Name: Senate Bill 2
Date Enacted: 09/17/2021
Effective Date: 09/17/2021
Name: Title 26 Chapter 10


Organization: Delaware Public Service Commission
Address: 861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover DE 19904
Phone: (302) 736-7500
Name: Delmarva Customer Service (English)
Organization: Delmarva Power
Phone: (800) 232-5460
Name: Delmarva Customer Service (Spanish)
Phone: (877) 335-7595

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.