Detroit-based DTE Energy has initiated a request for proposals (RFP) to identify qualified solar photovoltaic panel suppliers to provide solar panels and logistics for the company's solar energy installations.
DTE Energy plans to install PV systems through 2014 at locations throughout the company's service area. DTE Energy will own and operate the solar energy systems, which will be ground-mounted or on rooftops of commercial and industrial customers, or at DTE Energy locations.
This year, panels totaling 3 MW will be sought; up to 12 MW could be installed by 2014, the utility adds. The company is seeking manufacturers or suppliers that have strong qualifications and proven PV module technology installed in the U.S.Â
Detailed bid documents for the prequalification are available here. Responses are due April 26.
SOURCE: DTE Energy