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.