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Franklin Energy $ense Seminar


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Franklin Energy $ense Seminar

  1. 1. <ul><li>Incentives for Solar and Wind Installations </li></ul><ul><li>December 10, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Tyler Leeds </li></ul><ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust </li></ul>
  2. 2. Energy Efficiency! <ul><li>Program energy efficiency requirement </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Larger Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  4. 4. MTC and the Trust <ul><li>Renewable Energy Trust was established by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1998 to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>increase the supply of & demand for electricity generated from clean sources ( generate power ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promote the development of a Massachusetts renewable industry cluster ( generate jobs ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MTC was selected to administer the Trust </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported over 1,200 projects, companies, and related activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awarded over $250 million in grants/rebates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installed projects in 175+ communities </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Eligible Renewable Technologies <ul><li>Commercially available technologies that generate electricity behind the meter (grid connected) </li></ul>Solar PV Wind Green Schools Wind (up to 10 kW) Hydro (up to 10 kW) Wind Biomass CHP Hydroelectric Fuel Cells Solar PV Small Renewables Large Onsite Renewables Commonwealth Solar
  6. 6. Areas Eligible for Funding <ul><li>Source of funds is a Systems Benefits Charge </li></ul><ul><li>Only customers in investor owned electric territories: </li></ul>
  7. 7. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Larger Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key Goals <ul><li>Coordinate efforts with MA DOER </li></ul><ul><li>Put the local PV market on a trajectory of ~30% - 40% annual growth to achieve the Governor’s 2017 goal of: </li></ul><ul><li>250 MW Installed in Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a streamlined, rolling rebate application process for solar PV projects </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a quality control function </li></ul>
  9. 9. Commonwealth Solar: – $68 million over four years – $8 million set-aside for residential – $16 million set-aside for public facilities – 27 MW by end of 2011 Commonwealth Solar launched January 23, 2008
  10. 10. <ul><li>395 applications awarded; (over 4 MW) </li></ul><ul><li>Over $12.8 million awarded thus far </li></ul><ul><ul><li>318 Residential (~ 1.2 MW; $4.3 M) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>70 Commercial/Industrial (~ 2.2 MW; $6.7 M) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Public (~ 500 kW; $1.7 M) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>164 completed installations; (~800 kW) </li></ul>Progress Through 11/30/08
  11. 11. Rebate Caps & Benefits <ul><li>Residential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebates for systems up to 5.0 kW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover 20% to 60% of the cost of a typical residential photovoltaic system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Residential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebates for systems up to 500 kW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover about 40% of the cost of a typical commercial photovoltaic system. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>508-439-5700 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Larger Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  14. 14. Micro Wind <ul><li>First ~20 micro wind systems </li></ul><ul><li>Very specific opportunities only </li></ul><ul><li>Neighborhood net metering? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Micro Wind <ul><li>New Program, January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Strive to encourage the best projects in the best locations </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Opportunity </li></ul>
  16. 16. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Larger Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  17. 17. Large Onsite Renewables Initiative (LORI) Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Vestas V47 660 kW
  18. 18. Large Onsite Renewables Initiative <ul><li>Eligible Technologies : </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Biomass CHP </li></ul><ul><li>Hydroelectric ( Refurbishing of existing dam sites only ) </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Cells </li></ul><ul><li>Other Eligibility Requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>>10 kW of nameplate capacity </li></ul><ul><li>25% of generation used behind the meter </li></ul><ul><li>D&C team must be in place at time of application </li></ul><ul><li>If applicable, public bidding laws must be observed </li></ul>
  19. 19. Large Onsite Renewables Initiative <ul><li>~$6 million per year budget. </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive solicitation and evaluation process. </li></ul><ul><li>Public projects are eligible in addition to commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. </li></ul><ul><li>2 deadlines per year. </li></ul>Design is capped at $125,000 or 75% of actual costs; Construction is capped at up to $275,000 or 75% of actual costs; D&C Award based on incentive matrix Design and Construction Capped at $40,000 requiring 15% cost-share Feasibility Proposed Available Funding Project Type
  20. 21. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Larger Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  21. 22. Residential Pitched Roof Mount Commonwealth Solar – 2.4 kW
  22. 23. Ground Mounted PV Systems Commonwealth Solar approximately 2 kW each
  23. 24. Residential Flat Roof Mount Commonwealth Solar – 2.6 kW
  24. 25. Building Integrated PV Commonwealth Solar – 3.7 kW
  25. 26. Brockton Brightfields LARGEST PV PROJECT IN NEW ENGLAND - 435 kW
  26. 27. Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort 1.5 MW Wind Turbine Tyler Leeds [email_address] 508-870-0312 x1273