Renewable Energy for Delmarva Customers [2024 Guide]

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  • May 1, 2024

As Delaware and Maryland increasingly integrate renewable energy into their grids, residents within the Delmarva service area find themselves with numerous opportunities to align with these sustainable transitions. Committed to aligning with Delaware's Renewable Portfolio Standards as well as Maryland’s RPS, CleanChoice Energy offers a straightforward avenue for Delmarva customers to transition to 100% renewable energy. Let’s take a look at the pathways available for Delmarva customers seeking a greener energy footprint.

The Benefits of Going Renewable in Delaware and Maryland

Both Delaware and Maryland have set ambitious targets to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For instance, Delaware aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% by 2025 compared to 2005 levels, while Maryland has committed to reducing emissions by 40% by 2030 from 2006 levels. A significant source of these emissions comes from fossil fuel energy production, which has direct implications for public health, particularly in more densely populated regions like Wilmington, Delaware, and Baltimore, Maryland. Transitioning to renewable energy offers a solution to improve air quality substantially.

The financial incentives for individual residents to make the switch to renewable energy are increasingly clear. Maryland's Residential Clean Energy Rebate Program and Delaware's Green Energy Program provide economic benefits directly to consumers. Renewable energy is also a fast-growing sector offering significant job opportunities—as of 2021, Maryland had over 6,000 solar and clean energy jobs, while Delaware’s solar and clean energy job sector saw 6% growth in 2022 alone. 

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Renewable Energy Options For Delmarva Customers

Solar Energy in Delaware and Maryland

In both Delaware and Maryland, solar energy is gaining traction as a key component of the states' renewable energy portfolios. In Delaware, the Delaware Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program incentivizes solar adoption, while in Maryland, the Residential Clean Energy Grant Program provides financial assistance for installing solar PV systems. The rise in electricity prices and these generous state incentives have together made solar energy an increasingly appealing option for Delmarva's customer base.

Wind and Other Renewable Sources in Delaware and Maryland

Delaware and Maryland are also investing in other renewable resources like wind and hydropower. Maryland has already made strides in wind energy, with projects like the offshore Skipjack Wind Farm aiming to supply enough energy to power tens of thousands of homes. Similarly, Delaware's unique geographical features, such as its coastline, offer promising opportunities for offshore wind projects that could contribute significantly to the state's goals of expanding renewable energy in Delaware.

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Why Delmarva Customers Should Go Renewable Through CleanChoice Energy

If you're a Delmarva customer in Delaware or Maryland, choosing the right renewable energy option is crucial for a successful transition. CleanChoice Energy, with its Better Business Bureau A+ rating and Gold Certified Business standing, aligns perfectly with Delmarva's various renewable energy programs. By evaluating key factors such as property size, energy consumption habits, and financial considerations, CleanChoice Energy provides a seamless way for customers to select a renewable energy plan that fits their individual needs.

1. Support Local Renewable Projects

Opting for CleanChoice Energy allows you to contribute to the growth of local renewable projects in both Delaware and Maryland. By creating demand for clean energy, you play a part in the expansion of the industry and the achievement of state-specific renewable energy goals.

2. Seamless Integration with Delmarva

Switching to CleanChoice Energy doesn't mean severing ties with Delmarva. CleanChoice becomes the supplier of your 100% renewable energy, while you continue to benefit from the reliability and infrastructure of Delmarva's existing grid.

3. No Upfront Costs or Installations

The transition to CleanChoice Energy is designed to be smooth, with no upfront costs or complex installation processes. This ease of transition makes it straightforward for any customer to switch.

4. Flexibility and Convenience

One of the standout features of CleanChoice Energy is the flexibility we provide. Should your circumstances change, you can opt out at any time without any cancellation fees, allowing you to always select the best energy solution for your changing needs.

5. Quick and Easy Signup

Interested in taking the renewable energy plunge? CleanChoice Energy has simplified the sign-up process. Simply enter your zip code on our website, and within a matter of minutes, you can be on your way to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Now is the perfect time to make a meaningful contribution to a more sustainable Delaware and Maryland. With CleanChoice Energy and Delmarva, transitioning to renewable energy has never been easier or more beneficial. Get started today!

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