DTE Seeks to Purchase Large Solar Installations

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DETROIT — Detroit Edison issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to purchase one or more large solar photovoltaic installation as part of its utility-owned SolarCurrents program.

The utility is seeking photovoltaic installations that can range in size from 500 kilowatts to two megawatts.

DTE Energy’s SolarCurrents pilot program calls for generating 15 megawatts of photovoltaic electricity throughout Southeast Michigan by 2015 as part of the company’s plan to meet Michigan’s renewable energy goals.

The RFP will be conducted in two steps. The first will identify potential sites and the second will seek design and pricing information for the most desirable sites. Solar installations proposed in response to the RFP must be in Detroit Edison’s service area, and that current owners of property be full-service bundled electric customers. Preference will be given for projects in Detroit.

Those interested can request access to the RFP at the PowerAdvocate bid platform, www.PowerAdvocate.com. It is Event #33063. Bids will be received until Dec. 21.

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