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Solar power in Indiana

US annual average solar energy received by a latitude tilt photovoltaic cell (modeled).

Solar power in Indiana has been growing in recent years due to new technological improvements and a variety of regulatory actions and financial incentives, particularly a 30% federal tax credit, available through 2016, for any size project.[1]

An estimated 18% of electricity in Indiana could be provided by rooftop solar panels.[2] In 2011, Indiana's largest solar installation was the six acre array located on the roof of the Maj. Gen. Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Lawrence, Indiana, capable of generating a peak power of over 2 MW.[3]

A 17.5MW plant built at the Indianapolis airport in 2013 was the largest airport solar farm in the U.S.[4] A 9MW solar farm was built at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014.[5] Two more are planned, one near Peru, Indiana and a second one sited at the Indianapolis airport.[6] The 3.2MW Rockville Solar II is the largest solar roof installation in the state.[7]

Contents

  • Government policy 1
    • Net metering 1.1
    • Feed In Tariff 1.2
    • Indiana Solar Energy Working Group 1.3
  • Installed capacity 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Government policy

The Government of Indiana has taken a variety of actions in order to encourage solar energy use within the state.

Net metering

The state has a net metering program that allows installations of up to 1 MW of on-site electrical generation to continuously roll over any excess generation to the next month. Participation is limited to 1% of utilities most recent peak summer demand.[8] Peak summer demand for the state for 2011 was 20,251 MW.[9]

Feed In Tariff

Indiana's Northern Indiana Public Service Company, NIPSCO, offers a feed-in tariff of $0.30/kWh for systems from 5 to 10 kW, and $0.26/kWh for systems from 10 kW to 2 MW.[10] Indianapolis Power & Light has a Renewable Energy Production program that pays $0.24/kWh for solar from 20 kW to 100 kW and $0.20/kWh for solar arrays of from 100 kW to 10 MW. Payments are for 15 years, participation is limited, and one third of the program, 45,900 MWh/year, will be made available through a reverse auction. No new applications will be accepted beyond March 2013.[11]

Indiana Solar Energy Working Group

The Indiana Office of Energy Development has created the Indiana Solar Energy Working Group to promote the development of solar energy, including local manufacturing.[12]

Installed capacity

Source: NREL[13]
Photovoltaics (MWp)[14][15][16][17][18][19]
Year Capacity Installed % Change
2009 0.3 0.3 >200%
2010 0.5 0.2 67%
2011 3.5 3.0 600%
2012 4.4 0.9 26%
2013 49.4 45.0 1022%

See also

References

  1. ^ 30% No Limit Federal Tax Credit!
  2. ^ Report Argues for a Decentralized System of Renewable Power Generation
  3. ^ 6-acre solar energy project will be Indiana's biggest yet
  4. ^ INDSolarFarm
  5. ^ Indiana, SEIA
  6. ^ 2 new solar farms being planned in Indiana, BloombergBusinessWeek,September 19, 2014
  7. ^ REC Group powers largest commercial solar rooftop PV plant in Midwest United States
  8. ^
  9. ^ Indiana Electricity Projections pg. 1-7
  10. ^ NIPSCO - Feed-In Tariff
  11. ^ Indianapolis Power & Light - Rate REP
  12. ^ Solar Energy
  13. ^
  14. ^
  15. ^
  16. ^
  17. ^
  18. ^
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External links

  • Incentives and policies
  • Indiana Renewable Energy Society
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