Solar Power Panels in Delaware: Costs, Companies, and ROI

DecisionData Team
September 21, 2015

DelawareInterested in solar power in Delaware? We've got you covered. We've gathered a ton of stats and tracked down any local installers we could find.

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The average Delaware resident spends about 0.13 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and uses about 944 kilowatts (kW) per month. With an average month's electric bill totaling $122.25 it definitely makes sense to see if you can save money on power.

Key Solar Facts – Averaged for Delaware

Average savings per year: $1117.15 ($93.1 per month)

Estimated time for the system to pay for itself: 18 years, 10 months

Is solar worth it in Delaware? Based on the price of electricity in Delaware (an average of 0.13 per kW) and medium amounts of sun (2% less than average) compared to other states, solar power  is 8% more cost effective than the rest of the nation.

Our final opinion: solar panels are somewhat recommended in Delaware.

Solar Panel Installers in Delaware

Sunrun Logo

Description: Sunrun is a residential-only solar provider in 15 states. The company estimates customers save an average of 20% on their electricity bills after costs. Features:
  • Several affordable plans available.
  • Guaranteed lifetime protection for equipment.
  • Guaranteed production rates. If they don't produce as promised, Sunrun will refund your money.
  • New home owners receive the same deals, increasing home equity.
Company highlights: Sunrun's guarantees really make it stand out - especially because one of the most common complaints with other solar panel providers is that salespeople over-promise production and leave customers stuck with money-losing systems. It's all guaranteed in writing with Sunrun.


SolarCity Logo

  Description: SolarCity is currently the largest solar provider in the nation. The company was started by two brothers, and is proud of its grassroots beginnings. Features:
  • $0 down plans available.
  • The Give Power foundation gives a solar system and battery to schools without electricity for every megawatt generated.
  • Option to lock-in power rates to avoid rising utility costs.
Company highlights: SolarCity is easy to get behind with its emphasis on helping less fortunate communities. Customers also report high satisfaction with price lock options.


Sungevity logo

Description: Sungevity does business in 14 states, but they'd best be classified as an enthusiastic underdog. They've shown some differentiation through technology and power generation monitoring. Features:
  • 20-year system performance guarantee
  • Partnerships to share profits with environmental non-profits
  • Representatives on-hand at your local Lowe's
Company highlights: There's nothing wrong with Sungevity - they're a great providers with high-quality systems and technology. They could do a little better by providing more pricing options and some of the risk-reducing guarantees that other companies offer.

Solar Power by Month in Delaware

A 5kW system will save someone in Delaware about $93.1 on an average month. Delaware residents will usually generate the most power in July. A breakdown of average solar power and savings per month is below.

MonthAvailable kW / meter / dayEstimated savings / month
Jan 3.71 71.45
Feb 4.48 86.42
Mar 5.13 98.79
Apr 5.27 101.54
May 5.48 105.37
Jun 5.5 106.07
Jul 5.63 108.51
Aug 5.51 106.37
Sep 5.12 98.75
Oct 4.65 89.37
Nov 3.92 75.47
Dec 3.58 69.06

Delaware has a medium amount of solar power to capture – about 4.68 kilowatts per meter per day.

Calculations and Sources

Data based on 67 reporting zip codes in Delaware. Stats above assume a 32 square meter (345 square foot) standard-efficiency (15%) 5 kW system costing $21,000 out of pocket. Costs vary, but are generally lower due to federal and local government incentives.

Get more info on cities in Delaware

Choose from a city in Delaware below to see info on solar power panels, installation, provider, and cost effectiveness in your area.

Bear, DE
Bethany Beach, DE
Bethel, DE
Bridgeville, DE
Camden Wyoming, DE
Cheswold, DE
Claymont, DE
Clayton, DE
Dagsboro, DE
Delaware City, DE
Delmar, DE
Dover, DE
Dover Afb, DE
Ellendale, DE
Felton, DE
Fenwick Island, DE
Frankford, DE
Frederica, DE
Georgetown, DE
Greenwood, DE
Harbeson, DE
Harrington, DE
Hartly, DE
Hockessin, DE
Houston, DE
Laurel, DE
Lewes, DE
Lincoln, DE
Magnolia, DE
Marydel, DE
Middletown, DE
Milford, DE
Millsboro, DE
Millville, DE
Milton, DE
New Castle, DE
Newark, DE
Ocean View, DE
Odessa, DE
Port Penn, DE
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Rockland, DE
Saint Georges, DE
Seaford, DE
Selbyville, DE
Smyrna, DE
Townsend, DE
Viola, DE
Wilmington, DE
Winterthur, DE
Woodside, DE
Yorklyn, DE