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PDFWAC 504-49-225

Requirements to apply for certificationShared commercial and community solar projects.

The application must contain, but is not limited to, the information detailed below. Additional requirements are specified in WAC 504-49-210.
(1) The name and address of the project administrator and location of the renewable energy system.
(2) System information, including system component details and operation data such as global positioning system coordinates, tilt, estimated shading, and azimuth, as applicable.
(3) An executed interconnection agreement with the serving utility.
(4) The date and supporting documentation verifying that the local jurisdiction issued its final electrical inspection of the renewable energy system.
(5) Documentation, including final sales invoice, and details of total system price as defined in WAC 504-49-195.
(6) A signed statement that the administrator understands that this information is true, complete, and correct to the best of administrator's knowledge and belief under penalty of perjury.
(7) A signed statement that the administrator has not previously received a notice of eligibility from the department of revenue under RCW 82.16.120 entitling the community solar project participants to receive annual incentive payments for electricity generated by the solar energy system.
(8) A signed statement authorizing the energy program and the serving utility to share information related to issuing annual incentive payments, including application details and energy generation.
(9) Payment of the one hundred twenty-five dollar application fee.
(10) Additional information required for certification of shared commercial solar and community solar projects includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Shared commercial solar projects:
(i) Project design details;
(ii) Levelized cost of energy output of the system over its production life, and the calculations used to determine such cost;
(iii) A list of participants, including:
(A) Name;
(B) Address;
(C) Retail rate; and
(D) Utility account number;
(iv) Interconnection information; and
(v) Details regarding the majority of the installation work. If the majority of the installation of a shared commercial solar project is awarded to out-of-state contractors, the administrator must submit to the energy program:
(A) The reasons for using out-of-state contractors;
(B) The percentage of installation work performed by out-of-state contractors; and
(C) A cost comparison of the installation services performed by out-of-state contractors compared to the same services performed by Washington-based contractors.
(b) Community solar projects:
(i) System ownership information and business address;
(ii) Project design details;
(iii) Proof of registration with the utilities and transportation commission, as defined in commission rules;
(iv) A list of participants, including:
(A) Name;
(B) Address; and
(C) Utility account number.
(v) Subscription information, including:
(A) Rates;
(B) Fees;
(C) Terms and conditions.
(vi) Executed interconnection agreement if the project size is greater than five hundred kilowatts direct current; and
(vii) Updated information regarding deployment of projects in low- and moderate-income communities, as those terms are defined in RCW 43.63A.510, as requested.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. WSR 18-20-025, § 504-49-225, filed 9/24/18, effective 10/25/18.]
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