DETROIT — DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) says it has selected 84 new solar energy projects for inclusion in Phase 2 of DTE’s SolarCurrents customer-owned pilot program.
Phase 2 of the SolarCurrents pilot program offered an additional 2 megawatts of solar photovoltaic projects for interested customers, in addition to the original 5 megawatts added in Phase 1.
A total of 74 residential projects, representing 616 kilowatts of generating capacity and ranging in size from 1 to 20 kilowatts, will be offered incentives as part of Phase 2. These projects will be built in 10 counties in southeastern Michigan.
An additional 10 non-residential projects, representing 157 kilowatts, will be built in six counties in southeastern Michigan. These projects range in size from 5 to 20 kilowatts. All applications for non-residential projects were accepted into the program.
An additional 46 residential projects, representing 357 kilowatts, were selected for a back-up queue. DTE’s previous experience with the program has shown that many of the projects in the back-up queue will be invited into the program because of project dropouts. The back-up queue also assures that DTE Energy will meet the 2 megawatts capacity target for Phase 2 of the program. DTE Energy expects all 84 of the newly selected projects to be completed by September 2015.
This final group of solar projects will bring the SolarCurrents customer-owned pilot program to a total of 846 projects, representing 7 megawatts, from both program phases.
More information is available at www.dteenergy.com/solar.