Sustainable Electric Utility (SEU)- SREC Purchase Program

November 02, 2022


Note: The competitive solicitation process for 2022 ended on October 14th at 5:00pm. Check the website for more details on future solicitations.

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) Delaware

In Delaware, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electricity suppliers to secure a portion of their electricity from solar generators. The SREC program provides a means for Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) to be created for every 1000 kilowatt watt-hours of solar electricity created.

The SREC is sold separately from the electricity and represents the “solar” aspect of the electricity that was produced. The value of an SREC is determined by the market subject to supply and demand constraints. SRECs can be sold to electricity suppliers needing to meet their solar RPS requirement.

Annual SREC Procurement Program

In 2011, the Delaware legislature amended the solar portion of the state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to switch the burden of acquiring SRECs away from the power providers to the electric distribution companies in Delaware. This amendment drastically reduced the number of buyer participants, effectively making Delmarva Power, the largest electric distribution utility in Delaware, the de-facto long term buyer for the majority of the DE SREC requirement. In response, Delmarva Power proposed the implementation of an SREC procurement program, called the Annual SREC Procurement Program that provides 20 year contracts to SREC sellers on a competitive basis.

Delmarva, which has selected the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility to operate the program, plans to run at least one solicitation each spring in order to fulfill its long-term SREC needs. The solicitation is run as an on-line auction. Facilities that qualify as having been built with either Delaware labor or Delaware manufactured parts may be granted an SREC bonus of 10% for each qualification. For example, a facility that qualifies as having been built with Delaware labor may be granted the equivalent of 10% SREC bonus for every SREC produced. A facility that is certified as having been built with both DE parts and labor is qualified for a 20% bonus for every SREC produced, etc.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: Solar Renewable Energy Credit Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: The results of the 2022 SRECDelaware auction will be announced after the solicitation closes. Sign up for email announcements on the Eligible System Size: 3 Tiers
Alpha - New in state systems less than or equal to 350 kW (Customer-Owned)
Beta - New in-state systems greater than 350 kW but less than or equal to 2 MW
Gamma - Any system up to 5 MW, including in state customer owned systems with 3rd party SREC ownership, qualifying out of state systems, and all existing systems.


Name: SRECDelaware Program
Phone: (302) 495-9999
Name: Energize Delaware
Address: 500 West Loockerman Street, Suite 400
Dover DE 19904
Phone: (302) 883-3048

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.