Delaware has progressive standards and programs, such as the Sustainable Energy Utility for energy conservation, to promote renewable energy adoption and use. The University of Delaware (UD) is a national leader in renewable energy research and technology innovation. It is home to the UD Energy Institute, UD Center for Energy and Environmental Policy and the UD Institute for Energy Conversion.
Delaware Technology Park (DTP) is an advisor to the Delaware Technical and Community College for their workforce development programs in energy conservation and renewable energy, and has connection to several other renewable energy companies including:
- Standard Solar- a DTP company, installed solar panels at UD, including the Field House, which is the largest single solar rooftop installation in Delaware
- NRG-Bluewater Wind- a DTP graduate company that is leading the way in the Mid-Atlantic, developing offshore wind projects that will bring the advantages of clean, stable-priced, renewable energy
- Blue Hen Wind and Gamesa Technology Corporation- formed a joint venture to commission a 2-megawatt wind turbine at the University of Delaware campus in Lewes, Delaware. This will serve as a national testing site for turbines and blades