Fees, Bonding, and Extensions

Fees and Bonding There will be an administration fee collected by the program administrator of $10/kW (AC). For example, a 10 kW AC would have a fee of $100. This fee is capped at $5,000 per system, so a 2 MW AC system would have a fee of $5,000. This is non-refundable, but will be transferable to the next block if the system doesn’t make it into the first block. There will be a 5% collateral requirement for all systems, how this collateral is held varies based on whether or not the system is energized, or not. Systems will be required to post collateral within 30 days of winning a contract in the program. An energized system will be able to withhold the 5% collateral from their SREC payments, or pay the collateral via cash or letter of credit if they prefer. A system that is not energized will only be able to pay the 5% collateral as a letter of credit, or cash. The system must be built within 12 months, else the system will lose its collateral (notwithstanding any extensions) Extensions Indefinite extension granted if the system is electrically complete but not approved to interconnect. Must submit application to interconnect within 30 days of electric completion. 6-month extension granted if there are legal or permitting delays. 6-month extension granted for $25/kW refundable fee. System Information Requirements Based on whether the system is being submitted as Energized or Pre-Energized System information requirements vary. Remember, submitting the system as energized and providing full information and documentation would allow the system to put up the 5% collateral from SREC payments....

Marketing Materials

Marketing Materials Guidance: Each installer will need to submit at least one marketing material to Approved Vendor (CSG) CSG will submit the materials to the IPA If IPA requests any changes to the marketing materials they must be made by the installer before they are used Marketing materials should be submitted via e-mail to SREC@carbonsolutionsgroup.com Installers who are consistently out of compliance with their marketing materials may be prohibited from participating in the...

Energized System Requirements

Energized Systems Submitting a system as energized allows the 5% collateral held by the utility to be withheld from SREC payments, as opposed to posting the 5% in cash or via a letter of credit. Energized systems will require: All Pre-installation and Post-installation Information All Pre-installation and Post-installation Documentation Signed Standard Disclosure Forms PJM-EIS GATS Registration CSG will register each energized system on GATS once requisite information and a signed Schedule A have been received. Energized systems must generate at least 1 SREC within the first 90 days of the contract if the system is greater than 5 kW AC. If less than or equal to 5 kW AC, then the system has 180 days to deliver its first...

How To Register a System for the ABP

How to Submit a System into the Adjustable Block Program Systems can be submitted to CSG through the Portal found here. To receive a Portal invitation, please email SREC@CarbonSolutionsGroup.com Systems will require Standard Disclosure Forms for more information, please view our blog post here, These can be obtained in several ways: By creating an account at the ABP Program Website, and becoming a designee by letting SREC@CarbonSolutionsGroup.com know the email used for your account. Alternatively you may enter the Standard Disclosure Information into the CSG Portal and CSG will generate and send these to your clients for signature. Finally, you may request a Shared Google Sheet or Excel sheet from CSG with all of the required information, fill it out and send back to CSG so we can generate and send the forms for signature. Each Application will require system information and supporting documents. To see a full list of required information, please view our blog post here. This can be entered into the CSG Portal. For a Shared Spreadsheet to be used, it must be up to date with the ABP informational requirements. To see a full list of required documentation, please view our blog post here. This information can only be uploaded to the CSG Portal. This allows for a high-level of document tracking and organization. All energized systems will require a Schedule A signed by the system owner. You can view a blank copy here. This will grant Carbon Solutions Group the right to register the system with PJM-EIS GATS. Once CSG has all of the required information and documentation, CSG will generate an E-Signable contract...

Required Information for the Adjustable Block Program

System Information Requirements Below are two lists of information, the first list (also known as Pre-Installation information) contains information required for all systems being submitted into the Adjustable Block Program (ABP). The second list (also known as Post-Installation information) contains information only for systems being submitted into the ABP as Interconnected. Please note, the lists below are not inclusive of information required to generate the Standard Disclosure Form. The Standard Disclosure Form is required for all systems being submitted into the ABP. For a full list of Standard Disclosure Informational Requirements, and methods for how to generate them, please see this blog post: Standard Disclosure Form Explanation   Each application for the ABP will require the following information (Pre-Installation Information): Project location and property owner Project Owner (if different than property owner) Installer name & contact information Name of Utility for which the system is interconnected Project Type (Residential, Non-residential, Government, Non-Profit, Community Solar Financing Structure (Customer-owned, lease, or PPA) (Not asked for community solar) Project Cost (inclusive of material cost, labor cost, permitting cost, other costs) Technical Project Information Ground or Roof Mount? Number of tracking axes (fixed tilt or tracking?) Modules: make, model & manufacturer of modules Inverter: Size, make, model, manufacturer, efficiency Does this project have a battery-backup? Meter: make, model, manufacturer. Does the meter meet the ANSI C.12 standard if required by the applicable registry? Array information (# modules, module power rating, tilt, & azimuth) for each array System size in DC and AC PV Watts (or similar tool such as ETB, Aurora, etc) estimate of REC production during 15 year term.   Each application...

ABP Required Document Uploads

Full List of Required Documentation for the ABP The following list contains the specific documents and images required for each system participating in the Adjustable Block Program. These documents can be uploaded to the CSG Portal at each system under the Pre-Installation Tab for Pre-Installation documents, and the Post Installation tab for Post Installation documents. They are located at the bottom of each tab. The Pre-Installation documents pertain only to systems that are being submitted as not energized. Systems being submitted as not energized will require a 5% bond in the form of cash or letter of credit. Systems being submitted as Energized (and fill out and submit all Post-Installation documentation) will be able to choose to withhold the 5% bond from the first SREC payment. Please note that some documents are only required for specific size categories such as systems that are >25kW AC require a Signed Interconnection Agreement, and systems >10kW AC require a revenue grade meter, and a photo of the meter showing the lifetime production of the solar array. Please see the full list and the accompanying notes for a full understanding of the program requirements.   Pre-Installation Document Uploads: System Installation Contract – PDF This is the contract between the installer or developer and the system owner to cover the system. Shading Study – PDF Suitable shading studies can include, but are not limited to, using tools such as the Solar Pathfinder, Steprobotics, Helioscope, and HORIcatcher as well as or in conjunction with software designed to perform shading analysis. Please note that the Program Administrator and IPA reserve the right to request further information...