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1 Agenda 08:40 09:00 09:00 09:20 09:20 09:50 09:50 10:00 10:00 10:20 10:20 10:50 10:50 11:00 11:00 12:00 12:00 12:15 Solar 101 Creating a Regulatory Landscape for Solar Texas Policy Environment Break Benefits and Barriers Activity Strategies to Grow Your Solar Market Break Panel of Local Speakers Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

2 About Axium Solar North Texas based renewable energy Engineering, Procurement, & Construction company Specializes in the design and installation of grid connected solar electric systems for both commercial and residential clients

3 About Axium Solar Experienced Over 5,000 kilowatts distributed solar generation Proven Conducting business for 26 years as a specialty low voltage electrical & building automation system contractor Installing renewable energy since 2008 Knowledgeable NABCEP Certified PV installers Master Electricians LEED Accredited Professionals NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales Professionals Flexible Procurement method Texas Small Business: NCTRCA, HUB, SCTRCA

4 Axium Solar Project References Municipal City of San Antonio 23 kw City of Duncanville kw City of Grand Prairie 162 kw City of Bedford kw City of Plano - 45 kw City of Abilene - 22 kw City of Cedar Hill kw City of Dallas 29 kw Town of Little Elm kw City of Richardson 22 kw City of Carrollton 61 kw City of Houston 85 kw Commercial Oncor Electric Delivery 42 kw Parkland Hospital 31kW Cisco Systems kw Residential kw Education Bridgeport ISD kw Richardson ISD - 5 kw Keller ISD 17 kw Greenville ISD 25 kw University of Texas Dallas 227 kw University of North Texas Net Zero Building 5 kw Southern Methodist Univ kw Federal Ft. Worth Fed Center kw Ft. Hood/Liberty Village 684 kw Austin IRS kw Dallas IRS - 99 kw

5 Market Opportunities Market Penetration 10 Million Oncor Customer ~3 Million Oncor Meters ~1,500 distributed solar energy systems Affordability Reduced costs Availability of local incentives Improving economics

6 Market Opportunities Procurement Options Purchase Cash: best financial case in most cases Credit, average 6% interest rate on Renewable Energy Loan Lease Third party owns the system and leases to customer for a monthly payment Very similar to leasing a car Varity of payment methods Undetermined buyout amount at end of lease Power Purchase Agreements Mostly utility scale applications Available to the commercial and residential markets 10 MW+

7 Market Challenges Cost of ownership In comparison to purchasing electricity at current retail rates Metering regulations Incentive availability Awareness Education General Public Students

8 Solar Dollars & Cents Simple Economics (varies significantly by client type) Private, public, non profit Simple payback: 4-18 years Average is 10 years IRR: 5 to 12% As utility rate increase, solar paybacks improve

9 Municipal City of McKinney

10 Municipal City of Bedford

11 School Districts Bridgeport ISD

12 School Districts Keller ISD

13 School Districts Cy Fair ISD

14 Thank you Contact info Rusty Speed

15 Energy Efficiency Solar Photovoltaic Program May 20, 2013

16 ABOUT ONCOR Oncor is a regulated electric transmission and distribution service provider Serves 10 million customers across Texas More than 3,000 employees Provides reliable electric delivery service with the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, made up of approximately 118,000 miles of lines and more than 3 million meters across the state. 17

17 ONCOR SERVICE AREA 18

18 ONCOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS Oncor helps Texans meet the challenge of rethinking energy use for greater efficiency, cost savings and positive environmental impact Several energy efficiency incentive programs are offered for commercial and residential customers Program measures help residential consumers, business owners and government and educational facilities jump-start their energy efficiency efforts Program incentives are paid directly to Service Providers that install energy efficiency measures for customers 19

19 ONCOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS Who can participate In Oncor s Energy Efficiency Programs? Service Providers include: National or local Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) Retail Electric Providers (REPs) National or local companies that provide energy-related services or products Self-sponsors whose commercial peak demand exceeds 50 kw 20

20 ONCOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS How can you become a Service Provider and participate? Sign an Umbrella Contract with Oncor Apply for specific Energy Efficiency Program Complete Service Provider profile Requirements include evidence of insurance (general liability, auto liability, workers comp) Submit project in Oncor s Energy Efficiency Program Management (EEPM) Solution Helpful Resources Service Provider website: Oncor Help Desk: by phone at (866) , or by at Customer website: 21

21 ONCOR 2013 SOLAR PV PROGRAM Oncor s service area is an ideal location for Solar PV Very Low Low Intense High Source: Department of Energy 22

22 ONCOR 2013 SOLAR PV PROGRAM Program Incentives Financial incentives are offered to Service Providers for the installation of eligible distributed solar energy photovoltaic generating equipment Available to Oncor residential and commercial customers Incentive Budget: Residential: $7,083,203 Commercial: $4,425,395 Approximate incentive using deemed savings calculation method: Residential: $1.28 per DC Watt (at Standard Test Conditions (STC)) Commercial: $1.09 per DC Watt (STC) 23

23 ONCOR 2013 SOLAR PV PROGRAM Program Requirements Service Providers must have a Texas Electrical Contractor and/or Master Electrician License Eligible commercial customers can self sponsor Customers must have a permanent Oncor electric meter Customers must sign an interconnection agreement with Oncor System must be new and UL certified Residential system minimum size is 1 kw and maximum size is 10 kw. Commercial system maximum size is not limited, but Service Provider is limited to 20% of incentive budget 24

24 ONCOR 2013 SOLAR PV PROGRAM Program Requirements (continued) For deemed savings incentive calculation method: The solar array azimuth shall be within +/- 20 degrees of south The tilt angle shall be between 0 (horizontal) and latitude +15 degrees DC to AC derate factor of 0.83 is used If parameters fall outside those specified for deemed savings, PV Watts v1 incentive calculation method is used DC to AC derate factor of 0.77 is used 25

25 SOLAR PV Technology Background Converting light to electricity first discovered in 1830 s Solar panels contain cells made from silicon material to convert sunlight to electricity DC power travels through an inverter to change to AC power Interconnection agreement required to connect to grid 26

26 Solar PV Major drivers in the solar market Tax incentives (continuing through 2016) Utility incentives Enthusiasm of customers for green energy, especially solar (coolness) Customers desire to reduce dependence on foreign oil Local electricity tariffs: High electricity rates encourage alternative sources of energy Sunlight conditions: Solar electricity prices fall as sunlight levels increase Marketing strategies by solar companies Delivery infrastructure, which is the number of local suppliers and qualified installers System prices are dropping Increased imports from China Economies of scale Technology improvements 27

27 SOLAR PV What happens to the energy I generate? If you are producing more than you are consuming, then the excess energy goes to the grid. Conversely, if you are consuming more than you are producing, then all of your generated energy is being consumed by you, and any additional energy requirements you have will be provided from the grid (i.e., in-flow kwh) The figures in the next slides illustrate two basic scenarios for power flow between the DRG, customer's facility, and the grid 28

28 SOLAR PV DRG Power Flow Example #1 29

29 SOLAR PV DRG Power Flow Example #2 30

30 SOLAR PV Oncor Program Managers Kristy Tyra (o) (c) Ron Haskovec (o) (c) 31

31 QUESTIONS? 32

32 THANK YOU! 33

33 NCTCOG Solar Workshop City of Irving May 20, 2013

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35 Completed in April ,000 SF USGBC LEED Gold Award $1.15 M SECO Renewable Energy Grant $1.94 M Solar PV Total Cost Geothermal HVAC 36

36 339 KW system 2 Inverters: 260 KW & 75 KW Over 1400 Solar Panels 6 Horizontal Arrays 2 Carport Arrays 1 Sun Tracking Array 29,000 SF of solar panels 37

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38 July 2011 thru December 2012 Solar Power Generated: 600,000 kwh Power Put Back to the Grid: 275,000 kwh Credit for Power: $16,000 Net-Zero Energy 6% ROI 16 Year Payback Period 39

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40 5.5 Mile stretch along Irving Blvd 170 solar lights replaced 266 HID lights City received a $2 M DOE grant Estimated Savings of $1 M over 10 year period 4 5 day battery supply 41

41 QUESTIONS?

42 Agenda 08:40 09:00 09:00 09:20 09:20 09:50 09:50 10:00 10:00 10:20 10:20 10:50 10:50 11:00 11:00 12:00 12:00 12:15 Solar 101 Creating a Regulatory Landscape for Solar Texas Policy Environment Break Benefits and Barriers Activity Strategies to Grow Your Solar Market Break Panel of Local Speakers Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

43 Chad Laurent Meister Consultants Group Brian Lips NC Solar Center Alex Winn The Solar Foundation (617) (919) (202)

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