DTE Energy Selects New SolarCurrents Projects

Posted by SI Staff on August 14, 2013 No Comments
Categories : Projects & Contracts

DTE Energy has selected 67 solar energy projects in the second round of its expansion of the SolarCurrents solar photovoltaic systems incentive program for homes and businesses in Michigan.

DTE Energy says the expanded SolarCurrents program offers an additional 2 MW of capacity this year and in 2014 through four rounds of about 500 kW each. The energy company conducted a random drawing for applicants after it received 167 applications, representing nearly 1.2 MW, for the second round offering.

In this second round offering, incentives were awarded to 56 residential projects, representing 373 kW and ranging in size from 1 to 20 kW. In addition, 11 small business projects, representing 121 kW and ranging in size from 4 to 20 kW, were awarded.

‘The second round of our SolarCurrents program has shown that demand is still strong as our customers know that nearly $2 million in incentives makes solar energy more affordable and helps us meet the state's renewable energy goals,’ says Irene Dimitry, DTE Energy's vice president of marketing and renewables.

Prior to its recent expansion, the SolarCurrents program was fully subscribed with nearly 600 solar energy projects completed through 2012, representing a total of 5 MW of capacity.

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DTE Energy Selects New SolarCurrents Projects

Posted by SI Staff on February 20, 2013 No Comments
Categories : FYI

Detroit-based DTE Energy has selected 70 solar energy projects in the first round of its expansion of the SolarCurrents customer-owned pilot program, which offers customers a more affordable way to install solar photovoltaic systems on their homes and businesses.

The SolarCurrents program expansion will offer an additional 2 MW of capacity over the next two years. A random drawing was necessitated when DTE Energy customers responded with more than 100 applications, representing more than 700 kW for the first round of 500 kW.

The projects that were not selected can reapply for the next round, which starts June 24, DTE notes. The application deadline is July 23.

In the first round, incentives were awarded to 61 residential projects representing 377 kW and ranging in size from 1 kWÂ to 20 kW. Those projects will be built in 11 counties in southeastern Michigan. In addition, nine non-residential projects representing 127 kW will be built in five counties in southeastern Michigan. Those projects range in size from 2 kW to 20 kW.

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