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SMUD PV PROGRAM HANDBOOK

SMUD Photovoltaic Incentive Program December 2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SMUDS 10-YEAR PROGRAM ....................................................................................................1 SMUD BUDGET AND INCENTIVES ..........................................................................................1 OWNERSHIP OF ENVIRONMENTAL ATTRIBUTES ...............................................................2 SCHEDULE ....................................................................................................................................3 PARTIES TO THE PROGRAM/PROCESS ..................................................................................3 SMUD PV CONTRACTOR LIST ..................................................................................................4 SYSTEM COMPONENTS..............................................................................................................4 SYSTEM SIZE ................................................................................................................................5 SHADING........................................................................................................................................5 SYSTEM WARRANTY..................................................................................................................5 PERFORMANCE METERS and TELEMETERING .....................................................................6 PERMANENCY ..............................................................................................................................6 INSPECTIONS & CERTIFICATION .............................................................................................6 INCENTIVE CALCULATIONS.....................................................................................................7 How EPBIs and PBIs Are Calculated ........................................................................................7 CODES AND STANDARDS ..........................................................................................................8 ENERGY EFFICIENCY .................................................................................................................9 COMMERCIAL APPLICATION MILESTONES .......................................................................12 HOW TO PARTICIPATE .............................................................................................................13 Residential Applications ..........................................................................................................13 Commercial Applications ........................................................................................................16 ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS .........................................................................19 CURRENT PROGRAM CONTRACT TERMS Reservation Request Form Language ......................................................................................21 Incentive Claim Form Language .............................................................................................23
ATTACHMENTS: References to: CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION GUIDELINES FOR CALIFORNIAS SOLAR ELECTRIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS (SENATE BILL 1) FOURTH EDITION Sample Single Line & Layout Drawings Meter Socket Clearance Requirements Cert Sheets Residential Retrofit Energy Efficiency Disclosure and Declaration Commercial Energy Efficiency Customer Disclosure Agreement Commercial Energy Efficiency Commitment Agreement

1 SMUDS 10-YEAR PROGRAM SMUDs Photovoltaics Incentive Program supports the development of a local market for photovoltaic (PV) electricity by offering direct subsidies for PV systems that are installed on the customers side of the meter and that are designed to offset all or part of the customers annual electricity usage. In 2007, SMUD began implementing California Senate Bill 1 (SB1), which requires utilities to: adopt, implement, and finance a 10-year PV incentive program offer an incentive of at least $2.80 per watt by January 2008 set 10-year installation and budget goals proportional to the utilitys share of statewide load, which in SMUDs case amounts to 125 megawatts (MW) of new capacity by the end of 2016 $130.5M in incentives reduce incentive levels by an average of no less than 7% per year or more over the next 10 years SB 1 establishes three specific expectations for Californias program: 1. High-quality solar energy systems with maximum system performance to promote the highest energy production per ratepayer dollar 2. Optimal system performance during periods of peak demand 3. Appropriate energy efficiency improvements in the new and existing home or commercial structure where the solar energy system is installed SMUD BUDGET & INCENTIVES In response to SB1, SMUD developed the budget and rebate structure shown in the table below. The steps designate the number of MW to be awarded at a given incentive level. The incentive level available at any given time will depend on how fast the market uses the incentives available in each step. The current incentive level will be posted on smud.org. Incentive levels for the SMUD SB1 program will be reduced automatically over the duration of the program once the MW allocated to a given step are reserved. This incentive program will end no later than December 2016, depending on how fast the incentives are used.
Incentives Commercial Residential Megawatts Commercial Residential Res Retro New Solar Homes Incentive Buydown ($/W) PBI 5-yr ($/kWh) PBI 10-yr ($/kWh) Step 1 (2007) $14.6 $0.8 $13.9 4.9 0.3 4.6 0.1 4.5 $2.50-$3 Step 2 $21.3 $12.5 $8.8 8.5 5.0 3.5 0.5 3.0 $2.50 $0.40 $0.24 Step 3 $20.9 $13.2 $7.7 9.5 6.0 3.5 0.5 3.0 $2.20 $0.35 $0.21 Step 4 $19.0 $12.4 $6.7 10.0 6.5 3.5 1.0 2.5 $1.90 $0.30 $0.18 Step 5 $16.3 $11.6 $4.7 10.5 7.5 3.0 1.0 2.0 $1.55 $0.25 $0.15 Step 6 $14.3 $10.5 $3.9 13.0 9.5 3.5 1.0 2.5 $1.10 $0.17 $0.11 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 $9.4 $6.0 $4.4 $3.9 $6.5 $4.2 $2.9 $2.3 $2.9 $1.8 $1.5 $1.6 14.5 17.0 17.5 19.6 10.0 12.0 11.5 11.5 4.5 5.0 6.0 8.1 1.5 1.5 2.0 3.1 3.0 3.5 4.0 5.0 $0.65 $0.10 $0.06 $0.35 $0.06 $0.03 $0.25 $0.04 $0.02 $0.20 $0.03 $0.02 TOTAL $130.0

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2 The solar energy system must be located on the same premises where the consumers own electricity demand is located. The system must be connected to SMUDs electrical distribution grid or connected within the SMUD customers facility distribution system served by SMUD. A project will be counted in a step as soon as an incentive reservation has been approved by SMUD and a reservation confirmation is sent to the customer. If a project fails to be completed, the kilowatts covered by the incentive reservation will be reinstated in the step that was in effect on the date the funds were reserved. Projects can be moved forward based on application date and project status. The rebates available within each step will be allocated by customer segment (commercial, residential retrofit, new solar homes, and multifamily affordable housing). Market activity will be evaluated on a quarterly basis by staff, and incentive funds may be redeployed between market segments as necessary to ensure that goals are met as efficiently as possible. SMUD owns all the environmental attributes produced by PV systems enrolled in the program. It is not limited to a specific period. The understanding is that the Environmental Attributes are owned by SMUD for as long as the system exists. Customers may elect to retain rights in exchange for a reduced incentive; incentive reductions will be based on SMUDs current market price. The following is language that defines Environmental Attributes: OWNERSHIP OF ENVIRONMENTAL ATTRIBUTES In consideration for SMUDs incentive payment, System Owner provides and conveys to SMUD all right, title, and interest in and to all Environmental Attributes from the Project, whether now existing or acquired by System Owner or that hereafter come into existence. For the purposes of this contract, the term Environmental Attributes shall mean any and all credits, benefits, emissions reduction credits, environmental air quality credits, offsets, and allowances, howsoever entitled, directly attributable to the generation from the project and its displacement of conventional energy generation whether now existing or acquired by System Owner or that hereafter come into existence. Environmental Attributes include but are not limited to: (1) any avoided emissions of pollutants to the air, soil or water such as sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and other pollutants; (2) any avoided emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) that have been determined by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to contribute to the actual or potential threat of altering the Earths climate by trapping heat in the atmosphere; and (3) the reporting rights to GHG Reduction credits and Green Tag Reporting Rights attributable to avoided emissions associated with energy generation. Green Tags are accumulated on kWh basis and one Green Tag represents the Environmental Attributes associated with one (1) MWh of energy. The term Environmental Attributes includes any other environmental credits or benefits recognized in the future and attributable to Energy generated by the Project during the term, unless otherwise excluded herein. System Owner warrants that it holds the rights to all Environmental Attributes from its Project. During the term, System Owner shall not report to any person or entity that the Environmental Attributes granted hereunder to SMUD belong to anyone other than SMUD, and SMUD may report under any such program that such Environmental Attributes received hereunder belong to it. Customer hereby assigns to SMUD, as its designated agent (Generating Unit Aggregator), the

3 rights to register its Project in the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS), or any successor renewable energy tracking system for implementing Californias renewable portfolio standard. System Owner agrees to take any additional action necessary to ensure that SMUD receives evidence of its contractual right to the Environmental Attributes produced by the Project whether embodied in a REC, Green Tag, or other form of documentation. Furthermore, I hereby assign to SMUD, as designated agent, all rights to apply to the California Energy Commission on my behalf or on behalf of said facility, for certification or precertification of the said facility as a renewable facility eligible for the California Renewable Portfolio Standard. SCHEDULE SMUD began its PV Incentive Program responding to SB1 legislation on January 1, 2007. The PV Program will continue through December 31, 2016 unless legislation directs otherwise or SMUD reaches its portion of the California-wide goal prior to that date. Energy efficiency requirements established in the CEC GUIDELINES FOR CALIFORNIAS SOLAR ELECTRIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS (SENATE BILL 1) SECOND EDITION began July 1, 2009. See Energy Efficiency Section in this document. PARTIES IN THE SMUD PV INCENTIVE PROGRAM/PROCESS The PV Incentive Program is available to SMUD customers who receive electricity from SMUD. The Host Customer must be the utility customer of record at the location where the generation equipment is located. The Host Customer may act as the applicant and/or System Owner. The Host Customer retains sole rights to the incentive reservation. They also have the right to designate the Applicant, Installer or System Owner. In circumstances where the Host Customer is not on the Electric Service Provider Account, a letter of explanation must be submitted explaining the relationship of the Host Customer to the person(s) who is on the utility service bill and interconnection agreement. SMUDs Net Metering Agreement will apply to the SMUD Customer. The System Owner is the owner of the generating equipment at the time the incentive is paid. For example, when a vendor sells a turnkey system to a Host Customer, the Host Customer is the System Owner. In the case of a third-party-owned system contracted under a Power Purchase Agreement (or leased system, for example), the third party (or lessor) is the System Owner. The System Owner should be designated on the Reservation Request Form, if known at that time, and on the Incentive Claim Form. If different from the Host Customer, the System Owner shall also be a party to the SMUD PV Incentive Program. SMUD may require documentation substantiating equipment ownership. SMUDs Interconnection Agreement applies to the System Owner. The Applicant is the primary contact for the application process. The Payee will be the recipient of the incentive and may be the Applicant, System Owner, Host SMUD Customer or other party. Installers must possess a Contractors State License Board A, B, C-10, or C-46 contractors license. Self installs can receive the incentive for PV installations placed on their own personal residence. Roofing contractors with a C-39 license may place PV panels in accordance with the limitations of their license. Electrical connections must not be made by the roofing contractor. Although not required, installation contractors are encouraged

4 to become certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). For additional information on NABCEP, refer to www.nabcep.org. SMUD also recommends that the installer be registered with www.FindSolar.com and meet the pre-screening criteria. In all cases, systems must be installed in conformance with the manufacturers specifications and all applicable electrical and building codes and standards. SMUD PV CONTRACTORS LIST SMUD maintains a list of PV contractors which is accessed by many of our customers. To be on the list, a contractor must prove experience with PV installations, meet SMUDs insurance requirements and possess a current C-10 or C-46 contractor license. Class B General Contractors who are certified with NABCEP, or like programs (IBEW & NECA Solar Certification) are also qualified. Contact SMUD for more information. It is not necessary to be on the contractors list to install PV in SMUD area or obtain incentives. SYSTEM COMPONENTS To receive incentives, all PV modules and inverters will be new equipment and listed with the California Energy Commission. List of approved PV equipment can be located at the GoSolarCalifornia website. http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/index.php Eligibility requirements for components are summarized below: PV modules must be certified to UL 1703 by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL). Performance meters must measure kWh (or Watt hours) with a manufacturer's uncertainty of 2 or 5 percent (depending on rating size and incentive), retain data in the event of a power outage, and be easy to read for the customer's benefit. SMUD generally supplies the production meter. Installers provide the meter socket. Inverters must be certified to UL 1741 by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). They also must have completed the Energy Commission's required weighted efficiency testing. Electrical Requirements All electrical wiring (including grounding), shall comply with manufacturers recommendations, National Electrical Code, and all applicable local codes and ordinances. An AC disconnect (that has an air gap) is required for all grid connected PV systems. The line side of the AC disconnect shall be connected to the dedicated PV circuit breaker in the main service panel. The load side of the AC disconnect shall be connected to the load side (lower jaws) of the PV meter socket. The line side of the PV meter socket (upper jaws), is connected to the Inverter AC output (in a one inverter system), or to the line side of the AC sub-panel (also called the Inverter Distribution Panel (IDP) in a multiple Inverter system. In the case of a multiple Inverter system, each breaker in the IDP is connected to the AC output of each Inverter. A DC disconnect (that has an air gap) is required, if not already incorporated into the inverter. For residential installations must include a Meter Socket PV 4-Jaw 125 Amp 1PH (B-line 011 or Circle A&W 011) that will accommodate the PV Production Meter installed by SMUD to measure the energy generated by the customer. (This meter is in addition to

5 the standard revenue meter used for net metering.) Commercial systems must install an appropriately sized safety bypass meter socket. It is highly suggested to contact SMUD PV Program administrator to coordinate interconnection activities.

SYSTEM SIZE Residential systems are limited to 10kW. There is no limit on system size for commercial installations. All systems will be sized not to exceed the customers annual energy consumption. One MW per customer is allowed at a given incentive level. Each additional megawatt will drop to the next lower level (e.g., for a 3 MW system, the 1st MW=$2.50/W, 2nd= $2.20/W, 3rd= $1.90/W). SMUD Rate and Regulations limit net metering to 3MW or less. The expected production of electricity by the system may not exceed the actual energy consumed during the previous 12 months at the site. In the case of Applicants with new or expanded sites where no electric bill has been accrued or where the existing electric bill does not reflect the Applicants expected expanded consumption, the Applicant must include an engineering estimate. The engineering estimate must include the appropriate substantiation of the forecast of the Host Customer sites annual energy use (in kWh) if the generating system size is based on future load growth, including new construction, load growth due to site expansion, or other load growth circumstances. Suggested methods of demonstrating load growth include an Electric Load Sheet with corresponding equipment schedules and single-line diagram; building simulation program reports such as Micropas, eQUEST, EnergyPro, DOE-2, and VisualDOE; or detailed engineering calculations. As an alternative, on site electrical load for residential systems may be determined by using the calculation of 2 watts per square foot of conditioned space. SHADING A system is considered to have minimal shading if no obstruction is closer than a distance of twice its height. Obstructions include any roof equipment, neighboring trees, poles, buildings, or other objects. Landscaping should be evaluated at the expected mature height. If there are obstructions, then a shading analysis is required. Submittals may include a table showing distance to height ratios per orientation, photo of a Solar Pathfinder, or printouts from the Pathfinder Assistant, or Solmetric SunEye, or like equipment. Shading results shall be used to estimate the annual energy production. Incentives will be adjusted based on shading analysis. Shading inputs are entered within the PowerClerk application tool. SYSTEM WARRANTY All systems must have a minimum 10-year warranty provided in combination by the manufacturer and installer to protect the purchaser against defective workmanship, system or component breakdown, or degradation in electrical output of more than fifteen percent from their originally rated electrical output during the 10-year period. The warranty must cover the entire solar generating system, including PV modules (panels) and inverters, and provide for no-cost repair or replacement of the system or system components, including any associated labor during the warranty period. Proof of warranty will be demonstrated in the executed solar purchase contract, lease or power purchase agreement. Contractor warranty for the photovoltaic modules shall cover a minimum of 20 years against degradation of performance below 80% of original output un-

6 der standard test conditions (STC). The contractor shall provide a written one-year warranty against roof leaks from date of completed installation. Self-installed systems must have a minimum 10-year warranty on the equipment to be installed to protect the purchaser against breakdown or electrical output degradation of major system components. In this case, the warranty need not cover the labor costs associated with removing or replacing major components because any repairs would be done by the self-installer or at the self-installers expense. PERFORMANCE METERS and TELEMETERING All systems will be installed with a performance meter. The meter socket will be provided by the installer. The meter will be provided by SMUD at no cost. It is highly encouraged to contact SMUD prior to installation to coordinate meter location and equipment specifications. Information regarding interconnection can be obtained at the following web site: https://www.smud.org/en/business/customer-service/rates-requirementsinterconnection/documents/11-01InterconnectionGuidelines.pdf Systems with a capacity of 500kW CEC-AC or more require dedicated telemetering equipment to enable SMUD to monitor real-time PV system production 24/7. Telemetering, communication equipment, and ongoing recurring costs will be installed and paid by SMUD for systems 500kW and less than 1MW. The Host customer or system owner will pay for telecommunications for systems 1MW or more. Costs passed on to the system owner will include the ongoing reoccurring cost for tele-communications, operations and maintenance of equipment as specified in SMUD Interconnection Guidelines No. 11-01. This can be located on www.smud.org at this URL: https://www.smud.org/en/business/customer-service/rates-requirementsinterconnection/interconnection-information.htm PERMANENCY Equipment is intended to be in place for the duration of its useful life. Only permanently installed systems are eligible for incentives. This means that the PV system must demonstrate adequate assurances of both physical and contractual permanence prior to receiving an incentive. Physical permanence is to be demonstrated in accordance with industry practice for permanently installed equipment. Equipment must be secured to a permanent surface. Any indication of portability, including, but not limited to, temporary structures, quick disconnects, unsecured equipment, wheels, carrying handles, dolly, trailer, or platform, will deem the system ineligible. If the PV system is removed prior to the end of the 10-year warranty period, the system may be installed at another site within SMUD territory within 6-months. Failure to re-install the system within 6-months will cause SMUD to seek to recover the unrealized portion of the incentive. This formula will be used to calculate the refund due SMUD: (10% of total incentive paid) x (10 - # years in service) = Refund due SMUD INSPECTIONS & CERTIFICATION SMUD generally performs two inspections for each project. The first is made after the Reservation Request Form and required documents are delivered to SMUD. This initial inspection establishes the accuracy of the application with respect to shading, array tilt and orientation, and

7 physical location. The second inspection is performed after receipt of the finalized building permit and the appropriate system certification if applicable. This inspection will document final equipment specs and system characteristics along with compliance with SMUDs Interconnection Guidelines. This is not a formal NEC compliance inspection, however wiring inconsistencies or electrical connections may be addressed. If a system fails an inspection, the contractor will have 60 calendar days to bring the system into compliance. Contractors who fail two inspections will be on probation, wherein every project will be inspected. If the contractor on probation fails a third inspection, the entity will be disqualified from participating in the SMUD PV Program for one year. A Cert Sheet will be required for systems receiving EPBI payments. Cert sheets are available on the PowerClerk application portal website. All systems smaller than 100kW are to use the supplied sheet. Systems larger than 100kW can submit system certification documents but all required information must be noted and highlighted (insolation, voltage, short circuit current, string size, etc) SMUDs inspection rules and procedures will conform to the CECs GUIDELINES FOR CALIFORNIAS SOLAR ELECTRIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS (SENATE BILL 1), THIRD EDITION (Appendix 2 and part of this Handbook). INCENTIVE CALCULATION Commercial systems service SMUD commercial customers can choose one of the following options regardless of the size of the system: An up-front incentive based on the expected performance of the system as determined by the equipment rated capacity, array tilt, tracking, orientation, and shading. This option is known as the expected performance-based incentive, or EPBI. A stream of payments for energy produced by the system over a span of 5 years. The incentive will be a flat cents-per-kWh payment for all output from the system. This option is known as the performance-based incentive, or PBI. Commercial systems not owned by the SMUD (Host) customer are eligible for PBIs only.

Residential systems are eligible for the up-front incentive (EPBI) no matter if the system is Host or 3rd-party owned. PBI incentive option is not available for residential systems. How EPBIs and PBIs Are Calculated EPBI. The expected performance-based incentive is an up-front buydown based on estimated performance, taking into account the major factors that affect performance of the specific installation (i.e., components, orientation, tilt, shading). Basically, the EPBI tool calculates the rebate for a proposed system based on a comparison with an optimally designed system, as defined in chapter 4 of the CECs SB1 Guidelines, available at http://www.energy.ca.gov//2011publications/CEC-300-2011-005/CEC-300-2011-005-CMF.pdf To the extent that a system deviates from optimal design, the incentive is reduced or increased as appropriate by the calculator.

8 The contractor will enter the systems characteristics as part of the on-line incentive reservation request. The incentive to be awarded will be calculated automatically by SMUDs web-based incentive application tool (PowerClerk) and this information will be immediately available to the contractor. This estimated incentive will later be verified by a pre-installation field inspection. Once SMUD and the installation contractor have accepted a common performance estimate, SMUD will reserve the incentive for the project. PBI. PBIs pay for kWh produced by the system instead of the kW capacity installed. PBIs are offered for a term of 5-years. Output of the system will be measured by SMUD and the incentive will be paid monthly by check. Customers who remove systems while PBI payments are being made can continue to receive incentive payments once the panels are reinstalled within the District. The down-time period will be added to the contract duration and will not reduce the total number of monthly payments received. SMUD prefers that reinstallation occur within 6 months, but exceptions will be made if circumstances warrant. If the house or business is sold, the new owners can be assigned to receive the balance of the PBI payments with written notification of assignment. CODES AND STANDARDS The installation must comply with Federal and State Department of Energy (DOE) standards. ASHRAE, City and County building codes, ASTM, Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), National Electric Code (NEC), Uniform Building Code (UBC), California Building Code (CBC) and manufacturer installations specifications, as appropriate. Installed systems must meet the highest industry standards in terms of safety, workmanship, reliability, and performance. SMUD requires proof of appropriate City/County/State building permit for residential PV installations. Installation shall be considered complete when the relevant City/County building permit has been signed off by the relevant authority, and a PV System Certification Sheet is received by SMUD. Any damage caused by the contractor or workers to customers property or premises shall be repaired at contractors expense.

9 ENERGY EFFICIENCY Chapter 5 of the CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION GUIDELINES FOR CALIFORNIAS SOLAR ELECTRIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS (SENATE BILL 1) FOURTH EDITION is included in this handbook in its entirety. New Construction Residential Subdivisions - All homes will meet the current standard of SMUDs SolarSmart New Home Program. Single customer homes Minimum of 15% better than current Title 24 o Title 24 CF-1R Form required at time of application Commercial Minimum of 15% better than current Title 24 Equipment or appliances installed under the building contract will be Energy Star labeled o All Title 24 compliance documents submitted for building permit Existing Buildings Specific information about energy efficiency measures shall be provided to the building owner. The intent of the information is for the person who is responsible for paying the utility bill and the person who is responsible for building operations to receive information on: 1) their buildings energy use, 2) energy efficiency investigation options for their buildings, and 3) possible energy efficiency improvements. SMUD will provide information to the building owner/manager/ratepayer before the design and installation of any proposed photovoltaic system to enable the building owner/manager/ratepayer to make informed decisions on energy efficiency investments. The building owner/manager/ratepayer shall sign and provide to SMUD a copy of the Energy Efficiency Disclosure Agreement that certifies that this information was provided to him and identifies which, if any, energy efficiency measures will be taken. If measures are to be installed after the installation of the solar energy system, then the building owner/manager/ratepayer shall declare on the declaration when the measures are expected to be installed. For existing commercial buildings with conditioned floor area of less than 100,000 square feet and for existing residential buildings, an energy efficiency audit shall be conducted. SMUD allows on line or telephone audits. Building owners, managers, and/or ratepayers shall be responsible for submitting a copy of the audit results with their solar incentive applications. The information and disclosure shall be provided to the building owner/manager/ratepayer via a Webbased information portal or paper format. The building owner/manager/ratepayer shall complete and sign the disclosure form and submit a copy to the program administrator. Residential SMUD customers must perform an on-line audit or telephone audit prior to the PV incentive application approval. The SMUD customer performing the on-line audit (https://www.smud.org/en/residential/save-energy/calculate-energy-consumption.htm) will email the audit to solarpv@smud.org.

10 The SMUD customer may also receive a telephone audit by calling a SMUD energy advisor at 916-732-7100. The customer must also sign the Residential Energy Efficiency Declaration and submit to SMUD with application. Commercial Benchmarking For solar energy systems to be eligible for incentives when installed to serve an existing commercial building, the energy use intensity (EUI) shall be benchmarked using Portfolio Manager or the equivalent energy performance rating for building types that cannot receve a rating by Portfolio Manager. Portfolio Manager can be accessed on the Internet at https://www.energystar.gov/istar/pmpam/. Building types that are not able to receive an energy performance rating using Portfolio Manager shall be benchmarked using the Energy Commissions equivalent energy performance rating system. Retrocommissioning Retrocommissioning shall be required for all existing commercial buildings that are 100,000 square feet or larger and have a benchmark rating of less than 75, or an equivalent energy performance rating as determined by the Energy Commission. Retrocommissioning is required to begin no later than one year after the completion of the installation of the PV system. Systems to be retrocommissioned include but are not limited to: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and controls. Lighting systems and controls. Daylighting systems and controls. Domestic hot water systems and controls. Renewable energy systems and associated equipment and controls. Process equipment and appliances specific to hospital, restaurant, and hotel/motel operations. Refrigeration in supermarket and refrigerated warehouses. Equipment repairs and adjustments and cost effective energy efficiency measures identified in the building retrocommissioning assessment shall be implemented to improve the buildings energy performance rating. If a building is improved to exceed a rating of 75, further energy efficiency measures are not required. If equipment/appliance replacement is recommended during the retrocommissioning process, the replacement shall be made with ENERGY STAR equipment or appliances, or equipment or appliances that qualify for utility energy efficiency incentives, whichever is more efficient. Commitment Agreement For buildings equal to or larger than 100,000 square feet and with a benchmark or equivalent energy performance rating of less than 75, retrocommissioning, equipment repairs and adjustments, and energy efficiency improvements that are identified through a retrocommissioning assessment shall either be completed prior to or in conjunction with the installation of the solar energy system. Alternatively, retrocommissioning shall be committed to be completed at a later date by the building owner/manager/ratepayer through a Commitment Agreement. The Commitment Agreement shall indicate when the retrocommissioning will begin, and commit the owner/manager/ratepayer to complete equipment adjustments, or cost-effective efficiency improve-

11 ments identified in the retrocommissioning assessment. The retrocommissioning shall begin no later than one year after the completion of the installation of the PV system. Energy Efficiency Exceptions for Existing Commercial Buildings The specific energy efficiency requirements in these Guidelines for existing commercial buildings are not required for the following: Agricultural and industrial facilities which are not covered by Portfolio Manager or the Energy Commissions equivalent benchmark rating are not required to be benchmarked. Energy efficiency is not required to be addressed when solar energy systems are not serving electricity to a building. The energy audit, benchmarking and retrocommissioning are not required for buildings that have complied with Title 24 requirements for newly constructed buildings during the last 12 months prior to applying for the solar energy incentive; proof of Title 24compliance shall be included with the solar energy system incentive application. Retrocommissioning is not required for existing commercial buildings that have a current ENERGY STAR label. Retrocommissioning is encouraged but not required for PBI applicants.

12 COMMERCIAL APPLICATION MILESTONE Incentive levels will be reserved for Applications made with executed contracts. The following project milestones must also be met: Projects less than 250 kW: SMUD Interconnection Application will be made within 3 months Copy of Building Permit Application and plan check fee payment will be submitted to SMUD within 6 months Project will complete within 9 months Projects greater than 250 kW: SMUD Interconnection Application will be made within 6 months Copy of Building Permit Application and plan check fee payment will be submitted to SMUD within 9 months Project will complete within 12 months New construction projects any size: Since contractor and customer contracts do not apply with new construction projects, incentive levels will be reserved with the following documents: commitment letter from the host customer project schedule Project progress reports will be made every 3 months to document incorporation of PV installation in project design Incentive reservations will be held for 18 months Self installed projects any size: Since contractor and customer contracts do not apply with this model, incentive levels will be reserved with the following documents: commitment letter from the host customer project schedule Project progress reports will be made every 30 days Copy of Building Permit Application and plan check fee payment will be submitted to SMUD within 9 months Project will complete within 12 months Shy of meeting the above project milestones, reserved incentives (along with associated kW capacity) will return to the original step level in which it was reserved. SMUD has the discretion to reallocate the unused capacity in the following methods: Add the capacity to other PV Program goals Move projects reserved in a lower incentive level up to the higher rate. This will be performed in an unbiased manner and be based on a projects initial completed application date Hold and avail the capacity and associated incentive level for the benefit of non-profit companies

13 HOW TO PARTICIPATE To be eligible for an incentive, the Applicant (PV contractor) must receive a confirmed reservation from SMUD prior to the installation. The Applicant must meet all SMUD PV Incentive Program requirements prior to receiving an incentive. All solar electric systems receiving incentives under the SMUD PV Incentive Program must be connected to the local electric utilitys distribution system. The interconnection, operation, and metering requirements for solar systems shall be in accordance with SMUDs rules for customer generating facility interconnections. SMUD uses an on-line application tool called PowerClerk for all applications. The table below summarizes the basic rebate provision process. To obtain PowerClerk log-on rights, fill in and deliver the completed form obtained here: https://www.smud.org/en/residential/environment/solar-for-yourhome/documents/PowerClerk%20Application%203292.pdf RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS SMUD Customer Performs energy efficiency audit, either on-line or by telephone with a SMUD Energy Specialist. Applicant (PV contractor) Incomplete status Via PowerClerk; Applicant enters Host Customer, Payee, System Owner, Installer, system components, site data & design characteristics in PowerClerk. Incentive is automatically calculated. Once all information is entered in each PowerClerk tab, the application will move to Reservation Request status when the submit application button is clicked in the Application Review tab. Applications can remain in the Incomplete status for 90-days at which time they may be deleted by SMUD. Incomplete projects can always be deleted by the applicant. Submits Reservation Request Applicant submits, prints, & obtains applicable signatures on the SMUD Solar Initiative Reservation Request Form. Applicant sends or attaches within PowerClerk signed request & required documentation to SMUD o Single line drawing and PV module layout The drawings must include but not limited to: Company name Full manufacturer and model #s of all equipment Production meter socket Designation of existing or electrical panel upgrades Breaker sizes o Copy of executed contract for system purchase and installation o Residential Energy Efficiency Disclosure Agreement signed by the SMUD customer o Loan Documents if applicable Loan Application

14 Loan Agreement and Disclosure Financing Statement Notice of Right to Cancel PowerClerk status becomes Reservation Request Submitted.

SMUD The Reservation Request Submitted status will move to Reservation Request Review status when SMUD receives and begins review of submitted documents. SMUD confirms Reservation Request reviews application documents verifies receipt of an energy efficiency phone or on-line audit from the Host Customer reviews one-line drawing reviews financing application if applicable pre-installation inspection may be made, system characteristics (shading, orientation, tilt) may be adjusted in PowerClerk. Adjustments to characteristics will modify incentive amount. Upon favorable review of the above, SMUD confirms the reservation request and notifies the applicant. PowerClerk status becomes Confirmed Reservation. Applications will remain in Reservation Request Review status until all required documents are received. All documents must be received within 60-days for an application to move to the Confirmed Reservation status. The incentive rate offered at the time when all documents have been received will apply. Applicant Requests Final Inspection After receiving notice of the Confirmed Reservation and completing the system installation, the Applicant requests final inspection by: entering as-built system components & characteristics in PowerClerk. Adjustments to characteristics will modify incentive amount sending or uploading required documentation to SMUD: o Proof of Building Department Final Inspection o If EPBI, SMUD Solar PV System Certification or SMUD Solar PV System Certification (MicroInverters) PowerClerk status becomes Final Inspection. SMUD Performs Final Inspection reviews submitted documentation inspects the system and adjusts system characteristics in PowerClerk if applicable requests installation of meters so customer can begin net metering PowerClerk status becomes Final Submittal. Applicant Submits Incentive Claim Form Once the project status reaches Final Submittal, Applicant:

15 verifies Payee in PowerClerk submits, prints, & obtains applicable signatures on SMUD Incentive Claim Form. sends form to SMUD PowerClerk status becomes Incentive Claim Request Review SMUD Processes Incentive Claim Request & meters are set (metering is independent of claim form in that they may be set before or after payment) SMUD receives signed Incentive Claim Form Notifies SMUD Billing approves payment verifies meters have been installed PowerClerk status becomes Completed.

16 COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS SMUD Customer Performs energy efficiency protocols discussed earlier. Applicant (PV Contractor) Incomplete status Via PowerClerk; Applicant enters Host Customer, Payee, System Owner, Installer, system components, site data & design characteristics in PowerClerk. Incentive is automatically calculated. Once all information is entered in each PowerClerk tab, the application will move to Reservation Request status when the submit application button is clicked in the Application Review tab. Applications can remain in the Incomplete status for 90-days at which time they may be deleted by SMUD. Incomplete projects can always be deleted by the applicant. Submits Reservation Request Applicant submits, prints, & obtains applicable signatures on the SMUD Solar Initiative Reservation Request Form. Applicant sends signed request & required documentation to SMUD o SMUD Generating Facility Interconnection Application with required documentation (SMUD-2655) o Copy of contracts pertinent to the purchase, installation, and/or financing of PV system and/or PPA Agreement o Single line drawing o Single line drawing and PV module layout The drawings must include but not limited to: Company name Full manufacturer and model #s of all equipment Production meter socket Designation of existing or electrical panel upgrades Breaker sizes o Commercial Energy Efficiency Disclosure and Commitment Agreements PowerClerk status becomes Reservation Request Submitted. A. No supporting documents: If supporting required documents are not submitted with the SMUD Solar Initiative Reservation Request, the Project will remain in Reservation Request Review status until all documents are submitted. Incentives calculated at time of application are not guaranteed to be available. If required documents are not received within 180 days, the application status can be cancelled. SMUD The Reservation Request Submitted status will move to Reservation Request Review status when SMUD receives and begins review of submitted documents. SMUD confirms Reservation Request reviews application documents

17 reviews one-line drawing pre-installation inspection may be made, system characteristics (shading, orientation, tilt) may be adjusted in PowerClerk. Adjustments to characteristics will modify incentive amount Upon favorable review of the above, SMUD confirms the reservation request and notifies the applicant. PowerClerk status becomes Confirmed Reservation. Applicant Requests Final Inspection After receiving notice of the Confirmed Reservation and completing the system installation, the Applicant requests final inspection by: entering as-built system components & characteristics in PowerClerk. Adjustments to characteristics will modify incentive amount sending required documentation to SMUD: o Proof of Building Department Final Inspection o PV Electrical Interconnection Agreement (SMUD-2529) if requested by SMUD o Net Metering Payment Agreement (SMUD-2528) if requested by SMUD o If EPBI, SMUD Solar PV System Certification or SMUD Solar PV System Certification (MicroInverters) PowerClerk status becomes Final Inspection. SMUD Performs Final Inspection reviews documentation inspects the system and adjusts system characteristics in PowerClerk if applicable. Adjustments to characteristics will modify incentive amount requests installation of meters so customer can begin net metering PowerClerk status becomes Final Submittal. Applicant Submits Incentive Claim Form Once the project status reaches Final Submittal, Applicant: verifies Payee in PowerClerk prints, obtains applicable signatures on SMUD Incentive Claim Form and submits. sends or uploads form to SMUD PowerClerk status becomes Incentive Claim Request Review SMUD Processes Incentive Claim Request & meters are set (metering is independent of claim form in that they may be set before or after payment) receives claim form Net Metering and Interconnection Agreements mailed to appropriate parties Notifies Billing approves payment

18 verifies meters have been installed PowerClerk status becomes Completed

19 ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


The California Energy Commission authors and publishes the Guidelines for Californias Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1). This document is incorporated entirely (with the exception of Chapter 6, Reporting Requirements) into the SMUDs PV Incentive Handbook. As a condition of participation in the SMUD PV Program, the Host Customer and System Owner must acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions, which supplement and are in addition to the program requirements described throughout this Handbook and the Contract attached to the Reservation Request Form. Eligibility: The SMUD PV Program is funded by SMUD utility customers and administered by SMUD for customers within its service territory. Eligible participants in the SMUD PV Program must be current electric distribution customers of SMUD at the facility (Project Site) where the solar system (the Project) will be installed. Incentives: If the Project is installed as described on the Reservation Request Form and all Program and Contract terms and conditions are complied with, including timely submission of all documents described in the SMUD PV Program Handbook, SMUD will pay an incentive to the entity designated as the incentive recipient. SMUD reserves the right to modify or cancel the incentive if the actual installation of the solar system does not meet the SMUD PV Program guidelines, if the solar energy system fails inspection, and/or if the documents submitted fail to meet the requirements of the SMUD PV Program Handbook. Authority to Install System: The Host Customer and System Owner represent that they have the authority to install the generating system at the Project Site, or have obtained the permission of the legal owner of the Project Site, to install the generating system. System Owner and Host Customer shall, at their own expense, obtain and maintain all licenses and permits needed to perform work on the Project. Program Database: The Host Customer and System Owner shall agree to allow all information provided as part of the reservation claim process to be entered into a statewide database that will permit tracking of application for this and other incentive programs. Access to this database will be limited to SMUD, CSI Program Administrators, and the California Energy Commission. Disclosure of Other Incentives: The Host Customer and System Owner understand that other program rebates, grants, forgiven loans, financial incentives, post-installation agreements, Renewable Energy Credits (aka RECs, Green Credits, etc.), and performance payments are other incentives and must be disclosed as soon as those agreements or payments are made. Withdrawal: The Host Customer and System Owner agree that either of them may withdraw from the Project for any reason by providing written notice of such withdrawal to SMUD. In the event the Host Customer or System Owner so withdraws, this Agreement will be cancelled and the Host Customer alone will retain sole rights to the incentive reservation and corresponding incentive reservation number assigned to this Reservation Request Form. To preserve such incentive reservation and corresponding reservation number, Host Customer must submit a new Reservation Request Form at the same time written notification of withdrawal from the Project is provided to SMUD. Host Customer understands that if all available funds are reserved for other Projects, the Host Customer cannot increase the originally reserved incentive amount. Host Customer also understands that submitting a new Reservation Request Form will not move or alter the Proof of Project Advancement Milestone Date provided by SMUD, if any. Host Customer further understands that if Host Customer fails to re-submit a Reservation Request Form at the time of Project withdrawal, this Application will be terminated in its entirety by SMUD and any previously reserved incentive funding will be released. In that instance, Host Customer must apply for a new incentive reservation should Host Customer still wish to participate in the Program. No Endorsement by SMUD: Host Customer and System Owner understand that SMUDs review of the project described herein (Project) and authorization for SB1, Solar electric incentive funding shall not be construed as confirming or endorsing the qualifications of the Applicant or any person(s) involved with the Project, including but not limited to the Project installer(s), designer(s), or manufacturer(s); endorsing the Project design; or as warranting the economic value, safety, durability or reliability of the Project. The

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Host Customer is solely responsible for the Project, including selection of any designer(s), manufacturer(s), contractor(s), or installer(s). Host Customer and System Owner understand that they, and any third parties involved with the Project, are independent contractors and are not authorized to make any representations on behalf of SMUD. Host Customer and System Owner shall not use SMUDs corporate name, trademark, trade name, logo, identity, or affiliation for any reason, without prior written consent of SMUD. Audit Rights: SMUD reserves the right to verify project costs were incurred as indicated in the documents submitted, as set forth in detail in the SMUD PV Program Handbook. Dispute Resolution: The parties to this Contract shall attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Contract promptly by negotiations between SMUD or his or her designated representative and an executive of similar authority from System Owner and/or Host Customer. Either party must give the other party or parties written notice of any dispute. Within thirty (30) calendar days after delivery of the notice, the executives shall meet at a mutually acceptable time and place, and shall attempt to resolve the dispute. If the matter has not been resolved within thirty (30) calendar days of the first meeting, any party may pursue other remedies, including mediation. All negotiations and any mediation conducted pursuant to this clause are confidential and shall be treated as compromise and settlement negotiations, to which Section 1152.5 of the California Evidence Code shall apply, and Section 1152.5 is incorporated herein by reference. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, a party may seek a preliminary injunction or other provisional judicial remedy if in its judgment such action is necessary to avoid irreparable damage or to preserve the status quo. Each party is required to continue to perform its obligations under this Contract pending final resolution of any dispute arising out of or relating to this Contract. Assignment: Neither System Owner nor Host Customer shall assign its rights or delegate its duties without the prior written consent of SMUD or its assignee, if any, except in connection with the sale or merger of a substantial portion of its assets. Any such assignment or delegation without the prior written consent of SMUD or its assignee, if any, shall be null and void. Consent to assignment shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. System Owner and Host Customer must provide assurance of the success of a Project if assigned by providing any additional information requested by SMUD. No Third-Party Beneficiaries: This Contract is not intended to confer any rights or remedies upon any other persons other than the undersigned Parties hereto.

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CURRENT PROGRAM CONTRACT TERMS


CONTRACT TERMS AS INCLUDED IN THE SMUD SOLAR INITIATIVE RESERVATION REQUEST The Host Customer and System Owner wish to install a solar system described on the Reservation Request Form and receive the benefits of the SMUD PV Incentive Program. In consideration of Host Customers and System Owners participation in the Program and the promises set forth below, Host Customer and System Owner agree to the following: 1. SMUD PV Program Handbook Requirements: By execution of this document, System Owner and Host Customer each certifies that 1) they have received and read a copy of the SMUD PV Program Handbook; 2) the Project meets all Program eligibility requirements; and 3) that the System Owner and Host Customer agree to abide by the rules and requirements set forth in the SMUD PV Program Handbook. Such Handbook requirements are incorporated herein by reference as though set forth in full in this contract. 2. Indemnification: To the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, Host Customer and System Owner agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SMUD, its affiliates, subsidiaries, current and future parent companies, officers, managers, directors, agents, and employees from all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, expenses, and liability (legal, contractual, or otherwise), which arise from or are in any way connected with any: (1) injury to or death of persons, including but not limited to employees of SMUD, Host Customer, System Owner, or any third party; (2) injury to property or other interests of SMUD, Host Customer, System Owner, or any third party; (3) violation of local, state, or federal common law, statute, or regulation, including but not limited to environmental laws or regulations; (4) strict liability imposed by any law or regulation; or (5) generation system performance shortfall; so long as such injury, violation, strict liability, or shortfall (as set forth in (1) - (5) above) arises from or is in any way connected with the Project, including Host Customers, System Owner's, or any third partys performance or failure to perform with respect to the Project, however caused, regardless of any strict liability or negligence of SMUD, their officers, managers, or employees, excepting only such loss, damage, or liability that is caused by the willful misconduct of SMUD, its officers, managers, or employees. 3. Limitation of Liability: SMUD shall not be liable to System Owner, Host Customer or to any of their respective contractors or subcontractors for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, loss of profits or commitments, whether in contract, warranty, indemnity, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise arising from SMUDs performance or nonperformance of its obligations under this Contract. 4. Term & Termination: The Term of this Contract shall begin on the date that the last Party signs it, and shall continue for ten years, unless terminated earlier pursuant to the operation of this Contract, or unless modified by written agreement of the Parties. The Contract may be terminated by SMUD in the event (a) System Owner or Host Customer fails to perform a material obligation under this Contract and System Owner or Host Customer fails to cure such default within 20 days of receipt of written notice from SMUD, or (b) any statement, representation or warranty made by System Owner or Host Customer in connection with the Program or this Contract is false, misleading or inaccurate on the date as of which it is made. The

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termination of this Contract shall not operate to discharge any liability which has been incurred by either Party prior to the effective date of such termination. 5. Venue: This Contract shall be interpreted and enforced according to the laws of the State of California. Sole jurisdiction and venue shall be with the courts in Sacramento County, California. 6. Integration and Modification: This Contract and the SMUD PV Program Handbook constitute the entire Contract and understanding between the Parties as to its subject matter. It supersedes all prior or contemporaneous contracts, commitments, representations, writings, and discussions between System Owner, Host Customer, and SMUD concerning the Project, whether oral or written, and has been induced by no representations, statements or contracts other than those expressed herein. NO AMENDMENT, MODIFICATION OR CHANGE TO THIS CONTRACT SHALL BE BINDING OR EFFECTIVE UNLESS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY SMUDS REPRESENTATIVE AUTHORIZED TO SIGN THE CONTRACT.

The Host Customer and System Owner are committed to completing this Project, and by signing below, are stating their intent to contract with individual(s) necessary for completion of the Project. The Host Customer is the reservation holder and reserves the right to submit new project specifications, including a new Applicant designation, upon withdrawal from the Project and cancellation of this Agreement. The undersigned declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that 1) the information provided in the Reservation Request Form is true and correct, 2) the above described generating system is new and intended to offset part or all of the Host Customers electric needs at the site of installation. Certification by Applicant: Where an APPLICANT has been separately identified on the Reservation Request Form, the Applicant must certify that the information provided on the Reservation Request Form is true, accurate, and complete. The Applicant is not a Party to the contract, but certifies under penalty of perjury that the information provided on the Reservation Request Form is true, accurate, and complete.

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CONTRACT TERMS AS INCLUDED IN THE SMUD INCENTIVE CLAIM FORM
Incentive Claim The undersigned declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that 1) the information provided in this form is true, accurate and complete, 2) the above described generating system is new and intended to offset part or all of the Host Customers electrical needs at the site of installation, 3) the site of installation is located within SMUDs service territory and, the self generating equipment is not intended solely as a back-up generator, 4) the Host Customer has received a copy of this completed form, 5) an electrical generating system meeting the terms and conditions of SMUD Solar Program has been installed and is operating satisfactorily as of the date stated, 6) the rated electrical output of the generating system and the physical location of the system are as stated above under EQUIPMENT INFORMATION, 7) The Host Customer and System Owner (if applicable) understand that all other agreements, other program rebates, grants, forgiven loans, gifted equipment, financial incentives, post-installation agreements, Renewable Energy Credits (aka RECs, Green Credits, etc.), and performance payments are other incentives and must be disclosed. Ownership of Environmental Attributes In consideration for SMUDs incentive payment, System Owner provides and conveys to SMUD all right, title, and interest in and to all Environmental Attributes from the Project, whether now existing or acquired by System Owner or that hereafter come into existence. For the purposes of this contract, the term Environmental Attributes shall mean any and all credits, benefits, emissions reduction credits, environmental air quality credits, offsets, and allowances, howsoever entitled, directly attributable to the generation from the project and its displacement of conventional energy generation whether now existing or acquired by System Owner or that hereafter come into existence. Environmental Attributes include but are not limited to: (1) any avoided emissions of pollutants to the air, soil or water such as sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and other pollutants; (2) any avoided emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) that have been determined by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to contribute to the actual or potential threat of altering the Earths climate by trapping heat in the atmo sphere; and (3) the reporting rights to GHG Reduction credits and Green Tag Reporting Rights attributable to avoided emissions associated with energy generation. Green Tags are accumulated on kWh basis and one Green Tag represents the Environmental Attributes associated with one (1) MWh of energy. The term Environmental Attributes includes any other environmental credits or benefits recognized in the future and attributable to Energy generated by the Project during the term, unless otherwise excluded herein. System Owner warrants that it holds the rights to all Environmental Attributes from its Project. During the term, System Owner shall not report to any person or entity that the Environmental Attributes granted hereunder to SMUD belong to anyone other than SMUD, and SMUD may report under any such program that such Environmental Attributes received hereunder belong to it. Customer hereby assigns to SMUD, as its designated agent (Generating Unit Aggregator), the rights to register its Project in the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS), or any successor renewable energy tracking system for implementing Californias renewable portfolio standard. System Owner agrees to take any additional action necessary to ensure that SMUD receives evidence of its contractual right to the Environmental Attributes produced by the Project whether embodied in a REC, Green Tag, or other form of documentation. Furthermore, I hereby assign to SMUD, as designated agent, all rights to apply to the California Energy Commission on my behalf of the said facility, for certification or precertification of the said facility as a renewable facility eligible for the California Renewable Portfolio Standard. Tax Liability I understand that the incentives may be taxable and if greater than $600, may be reported to the IRS unless I am exempt from reporting. SMUD may report such rebate payments on IRS Form 1099 unless I have checked corporation or exempt tax status above. You are urged to consult your tax advisor concerning the taxability of rebates. SMUD is not responsible for any taxes that may be imposed on you or your business as a result of your receipt of this rebate.

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The undersigned restate and affirm that all the terms and conditions of the captioned contract shall remain their sole responsibility, and shall be administered in accordance with the agreements contained therein.

SMUD Solar PV System Certification


Certified By:

Customer Name: Address: C/S/Z: Solar Company Module Mfr: Module Model: Inverter Mfr.: Inverter Model #:
Inverter Serial #: Inverter VAC:

GPS Location:

Signature: Date:

Total Number of Modules: CEC Module Rating CEC Inverter Rating System KWAC
A/C Disconnect.(Amps): DC Disconnect. (Amps): PV Meter Voltage: SMUD Inspector: SMUD DG #:

240 V

240

Total # Source Circuits

Source Circuit ID: Total # Modules: Rated ISC: Orientation: Pitch (Degrees):

SOURCE CIRCUIT TEST (REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 250 INSOL. )


Time of Day: Insol. (W/m2): Open Ct. V (+/-): Short Ct. A (+/-):
Min. Design Amp:

Percentage (+/-): Circuit Status:

#DIV/0! #DIV/0!

#DIV/0! #DIV/0!

#DIV/0! #DIV/0!

#DIV/0! #DIV/0!

#DIV/0! #DIV/0!

#DIV/0! #DIV/0!

#DIV/0! #DIV/0!

Notes:

Environmental Factor is calculated based on Test Data Published by PV-USA. Environmental Factor incorporates such considerations as: Shading, Soilage, Temperature, Etc. Determination of Shading & Soilage is estimated and may not be exact.

Cust. Net Meter:

240 VAC; 200 Amp

2009 Cert Sheet.xls

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SMUD PV System Certification (Micro inverters)


Certified By:

Customer Name: Address: C/S/Z: Solar Company Module Mfr: Module Model: Inverter Mfr.: Inverter Model #: # of Inverters:
Inverter VAC:

GPS Location:

Signature: Date:

Total Number of Modules: CEC Module Rating CEC Inverter Rating System KWAC
PV Meter Voltage: SMUD Inspector: SMUD DG #: A/C Disconnect.(Amps):

240 V

240

Total # Source Circuits

Source Circuit ID: # Modules this string: Rated ISC: Orientation: Pitch (Degrees):

SYSTEM TEST (REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 250 INSOL. )


Ambient Temp. Time of Day: Insol. (W/m2): A/C Volts A/C amps

OR
Kw Output

Notes:

PLEASE RECORD A/C VOLTS AND AMPS OUTPUT OR TOTAL KWH OUTPUT (MUST RECORD ONE OR THE OTHER )

Cust. Net Meter:

2010 micro inverter Cert Sheet.xls

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RESIDENTIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT


This document must be signed and dated by the customer Submit with the PV incentive application It is important to SMUD that our customers make educated decisions prior to installing a photovoltaic system on their house. The State of California requires customers who receive funding for photovoltaic systems first examine opportunities to reduce the energy consumption in their homes. Awareness of energy efficiency investments and knowledge of your energy consumption are important in the decision-making process. Customer interested in installing a solar system can financially benefit by incorporating energy efficiency measures. The energy savings achieved through efficiency can reduce the solar system size which reduces the total investment and obtains the same end result lower electric bills. The optimum time to perform the tasks below is prior to executing a contract with your contractor so to not upset the 3-day right to cancel.

Solar FAQs: Visit the Residential Solar Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about solar electric systems. https://www.smud.org/en/residential/environment/solar-for-your-home/solar-FAQ.htm Billing History: This link www.smud.org will direct you to the SMUD main website where you can Log In to Your Account to obtain your most current billing history. If you do not have web access, please call SMUD at 916-732-5085 to obtain the information. Energy Efficiency Rebates: SMUD offers rebates on many energy efficiency measures. View the rebates online at https://www.smud.org/en/residential/save-energy/rebates-incentives-financing/index.htm or contact SMUD for assistance. Energy and Bill Savings: The following list identifies the common energy efficiency upgrades as well as their annual energy and bill savings. You can also visit the website link below to learn about SMUDs Energy Efficient Remodel Demonstration Project and discover many ways you can make your house more energy efficient. https://www.smud.org/en/residential/save-energy/success-stories/
Tier 1 Electric Use Tier 2 Electric Use Gas Annual Savings Annual Savings Annual Savings Lighting; replace 1-75 w/incandescent to 25w CFL $7 $13 NA Windows; replace single-pane to Energy Star $21 $38 $225 Whole House Fan installation $24 $43 NA Shade Screens; install on south & west $25 $45 NA Insulation; upgrade attic to R-38 $30 $54 $100 HVAC Duct test and seal $45 $81 $125 Applicances; replace major - refrigerator $69 $125 NA Solar Water; electric water heater $285 $517 NA PV System; 3,000 watt system $466 $845 NA HVAC replacement; SEER 8 to 14 $581 $1,054 $225 Savings estimates vary widely with every homeowner. The values above are estimates only based on a limitless set of circumstances specific to each customer and should be used as generalized comparisons only.

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ENERGY AUDIT CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION REQUIRES THAT ENERGY AUDITS ARE COMPLETED PRIOR TO APPROVING PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLATION INCENTIVES. SMUD offers an online energy audit tool located here: (https://www.smud.org/en/residential/saveenergy/calculate-energy-consumption.htm). Click on Home Energy Analysis and continue with Comprehensive Report. This will help you understand your current homes energy consumption and explain opportunities to reduce your energy bill. General instructions for SMUD on-line audit: Simply answer the questions in all 9 categories and click CALCULATE The report will show you how your house consumes energy and measures you can install with their associated annual energy savings. Click on View or Print your Report. Enter your name and address. The next screen will allow you to enter your name and email the report to (solarpv@smud.org). If you dont have internet access, call SMUD at 916-732-7100 for a phone audit. DECLARATION ALL OF THE FOUR BOXES BELOW MUST BE READ AND CHECKED I understand that many energy efficiency measures can be more cost effective than purchasing a solar system that generates electricity. I received and reviewed my energy consumption for the past 12-months I am aware of the energy use assessment tools offered by SMUD I reviewed the energy efficiency incentive programs offered by SMUD I received a home energy audit by telephone with a SMUD Energy Specialist OR performed the SMUD home energy audit online By checkmark, identify the energy efficiency measures you have already installed in your home. If a measure is not already installed, please identify the measure(s) you plan to install and the expected completion date. MEASURE CIRCLE OR IDENTIFY ENERGY STAR appliance replacement Insulation Wall or Attic Window replacement ENERGY STAR windows Window shade screens HVAC replacement SEER HVAC duct test and seal Water heater replacement Electric or Gas Lighting Number of sockets Whole house fan Radiant barrier Other please identify COMPLETION DATE

Currently, it is not mandatory that you incorporate energy efficiency measures prior to installing a photovoltaic system. Informing our customers about the realistic outcome of their investment is important to SMUD. Your signature below acknowledges that you are making an informed investment.

Customer Signature May 11, 2012

(acknowledging review of Pg. 1 & Pg. 2)

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COMMERCIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT


This document must be signed and dated by the customer Submit with the PV incentive application It is important that our customers make educated decisions prior to installing a photovoltaic system. The State of California requires customers who receive funding for photovoltaic systems first examine opportunities to reduce the energy consumption in their facility. Awareness of energy efficiency investments and knowledge of your energy consumption are important in the decision-making process. Customer interested in installing a solar system can financially benefit by incorporating energy efficiency measures and having the building retrocommissioned. The energy savings achieved through efficiency can reduce the solar system size which reduces the total investment and obtains the same end result lower electric bills. Billing History: This link www.smud.org will direct you to the SMUD main website where you can Log In to Your Account to obtain your most current billing history. If you do not have web access, please call SMUD at 1-877-622-7683 to obtain the information. Energy Efficiency Rebates: SMUD offers rebates on many energy efficiency measures. View the rebates online at https://www.smud.org/en/business/save-energy/rebates-incentives-financing/ or contact SMUD for assistance at 1-877-622-7683. On-Line Audit: SMUD offers an online energy audit tool (https://www.smud.org/en/business/saveenergy/calculate-energy-consumption.htm) that will help you understand your current energy consumption and explain opportunities to reduce your energy bill. If you dont have internet access, call SMUD at 916-732-5085 for a phone audit. DECLARATION ALL OF THE FOUR BOXES BELOW MUST BE READ AND CHECKED I understand that many energy efficiency measures can be more cost effective than purchasing a solar system that generates electricity. I received and reviewed my energy consumption for the past 12-months I am aware of the energy use assessment tools offered by SMUD I reviewed the energy efficiency incentive programs offered by SMUD I received a energy audit by telephone with a SMUD Energy Specialist OR performed the SMUD energy audit online I installed the following measures on the commercial building identified below

I intend to install the following measures by:

(date)

I am the owner/operator/manager of the commercial building located at: , CA and I am applying for incentives for a PV system to be installed on this building. Your signature below acknowledges that you are making an informed investment and you have reviewed the buildings available 12-months energy use.

Customer Signature May 11, 2012

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SMUD Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Commitment Agreement


Please complete, and sign the following Commitment Agreement. Specify the date by which the repairs, adjustments or measure change-outs are planned to be completed. Submit a copy of the final retro-commissioning report to SMUD when the retro-commissioning process is complete. To be completed by the Building Owner/operator/Manager. Please initial each item fill in the blanks and sign below:

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I certify that I am the owner/operator/manager (circle one) of the commercial building located at ________________________________, CA, and I am applying for incentives for a PV system.

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If the energy performance rating is below 75, I certify that the retro-commissioning assessment and all cost effective measures identified as likely to improve the energy performance rating will be implemented and will be completed by __________________ (date). I will submit a copy of the retro-commissioning report to SMUD before the incentive payment is made.

Host Customer Signature _________________________________________________________

Title _______________________________________________________Date _______________