Delaware Energy An$wers Home Performance Program

February 16, 2010


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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:$wersHomePerformance.aspx
Administrator: Delaware Energy Office
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Homeowner: 20% of project costs
Contractor: $700 (exam fee refund) + in-field mentoring
Maximum Incentive: Homeowner: $750
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


Name: Charley Roberson
Organization: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and
Address: 1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101
Dover DE 19904
Phone: (302) 735-3480

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.