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    Alameda Municipal Power

    Solar Photovoltaic Rebates

    Rebate Amounts Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is offering $4.2 million in rebates over ten years in support of cuthat install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that meet AMPs engineering criteria for systeminterconnection. The offering covers a total of 2,127 kilowatts (kW) of PV installation, as follows:

    Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2Max kW 150 162 174 187 201 215 232 250 268

    Rebate ($ / Watt) $ 2.80 $ 2.60 $ 2.42 $ 2.25 $ 2.09 $ 1.95 $ 1.81 $ 1.68 $ 1.57 $ 1.4

    Funds earmarked for future years may be allocated to customers in advance, although actual payments of sufunds will not be made until the future year when the funds are made available during the AMP budget proceUnused funds from any years funding increment will remain available for future funding at that years reba

    Availability

    Rebates will be made available to all residential and commercial customers on a first-come first-served

    the proviso that all applications approved by AMP prior to January 1, 2008 will be considered to have beenapproved on January 1, 2008 for the purposes of their placement in the rebate queue. Consistent with AMPEnergy Metering tariff (Rider NEM), the solar PV installation must not exceed a capacity of 1,000 kW, andinstallation must be sized to meet no more than 110% of the customers estimated load. One customer is defias the load being served by one meter.

    System and Program Requirements

    PV systems receiving rebates must comply with State established standards. As specified on the application

    these standards include optimum orientation, tilt of solar panels, acceptable shade analysis results, certificatiequipment and installers, and system warranties. In addition, all program participants will be required: to unfree AMP energy efficiency audit, to accept the terms and conditions contained in AMPs InterconnePurchase Agreement for Net Energy Metering, and to obtain necessary building permits from the City of

    Special Considerations

    On behalf of all of its customer/ratepayers who are funding the rebate program, AMP will retain ownership orenewable energy credits (RECs) from the PV generation during the first 10 years of project operation. How

    the customer may purchase these RECs from AMP for a fixed $60 per megawatt hour (MWH) during the 10period. The proceeds from the REC sales will be used to the benefit of all Alamedans under the guidance of Public Utilities Board (PUB) in such areas including, but not limited to: 1) energy efficiency programs for th

    Alameda Unified School District, 2) to increase the PV rebate amounts beyond the $4.2M target, and 3) to en AMP Green Portfolio. The PUB may also implement alternative payment methods that capture the $60/MWHvalue for all Alamedans.

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    Alameda Municipal Power

    Process for Obtaining Solar PV Rebates

    The following 7 steps take you through the process of obtaining a solar PV rebate from AlamedaMunicipal Power .

    1. Obtain solar PV rebate application and Interconnection and Purchase Agreement for Net EnergyMetering (IA) from Alameda Municipal Power at

    a. Application - http://www.alamedamp.com/electricity/solar_rebate_app.pdf b. Agreement - http://www.alamedamp.com/electricity/rates/NEM.pdf

    Fill out the application and return it to Alameda Municipal Power Solar Rebate Applications - withrequired attachments. Fill out two originals of the IA and return them with the solar PV rebateapplication. Alameda Municipal Power will provide the customer an estimate of the level and timinthe rebate amount based on the customers position in the rebate queue. General information on solacosts and solar power production can be found at the California Energy Commissions (CEC) webshttp://www.consumerenergycenter.org/renewables/estimator/index.html

    2. Schedule the required free energy audit with Alameda Municipal Power . (Call 510-748-3947)

    3. Upon receiving application approval from Alameda Municipal Power , obtain a building permit fromCity of Alameda. It is recommended to get application approval from Alameda Municipal Power beobtaining the building permit because changes to the design may be necessary to comply with AlamMunicipal Powers standards.

    For info on AMP's Installation Requirementshttp://www.alamedamp.com/electricity/apt_solar_install_Req_0608_B.pdf

    For info on City of Alameda Building Permitshttp://www.ci.alameda.ca.us/planning/

    For info on new City of Alameda Fire Department Regulationshttp://www.ci.alameda.ca.us/fire/pdf/SolarPhotovoltaicSystemsStandard.pdf

    4. After receipt of the building permit, the customer should begin the installation process, which must within 180 days of application approval to maintain the customers position in the rebate queue.

    5. Upon completion of the installation, send or deliver a copy of the signed-off building permit to AlamMunicipal Power Solar Rebate Applications. A visit to the customer site will be made by AlamedaMunicipal Power staff to ensure that the installation has been constructed per the approved applicat

    6. Upon receipt of the signed-off building permit and verification of correct installation, Alameda MunPower will sign the original IA.

    7. Alameda Municipal Power will make a final determination of the rebate amount and timing of the reThe rebate check and one original copy of the signed IA will be sent to the customer.

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    Alameda Municipal Power

    Solar PV Rebate Application

    HOW TO COMPLETE THE AMP SOLAR PV REBATE APPLICATION

    1. AMP Customer Information: Provide required customer information including the street address whsystem will be installed, and the AMP account number for existing customers.

    2. Installer Information: If the customer intends to install the system, check AMP customer box. Ifinstallation is NOT by the AMP customer, fill out the required installer information. Provide the installename, address, California license class (e.g. C-10, electrical or C-46, solar), and license number of theinstalling contractor. A minimum 10 year warranty is required for all systems. Approved installers may found at:

    http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/database/index.html

    3. System Owner Information: Provide System Owner information if different than AMP Customer. Aowner different than AMP Customer must be registered with the CEC.

    4. Generating System: It may be useful for the customer to review the general discussion of system specifications and installatiguidelines at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/reports/2001-09-04_500-01-020.PDF

    a. PV Modules: Enter the manufacturer's name, model number, watts per module, and quantity ofphotovoltaic modules that your system will contain. Only modules that have been certified by anationally recognized testing laboratory as meeting the requirements of the Underwriters LaboratorStandard 1703 are eligible. The California Energy Commission (CEC) maintains a list of certified mand their PVUSA Test Conditions (PTC) ratings on their website at:http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/equipment/pvmodule.phpMultiply the module quantity by the module PTC watts to get Total Module Output in watts PTC.

    b. Inverters: Enter the manufacturer's name, model and inverter efficiency (at three-quarter's load) ofinverter in your system. Inverters must be certified as meeting the requirements of UL 1741. A list ocertified inverters can be obtained from the CEC website at:http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/equipment/inverter.phpCheck box if the inverter includes a meter.

    5. System Rated Output: Multiply the Total Module Output by theInverter Efficiency; this is the total AC module output upon whichthe rebate will be based. Fill out the orientation and incline anglesfor installation of the panels. Acceptable efficiency ranges toreceive the rebate are in table to the right (N/A denotesunacceptable combinations). Enter the estimated energyproduction and indicate the calculation methodology used todetermine the value in kilowatt hours (e g Clean Power Estimator PV Installer's Guide CSI EPBB

    Slope Flat 4:12

    Direction Degrees 0 13

    S 180 0.89 0

    SSE, SSW 158, 203 0.89 0

    SE, SW 135, 225 0.89 0

    ESE, WSW 113, 248 0.89 0

    E, W 90, 270 0.89 N

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    Alameda Municipal Power

    Solar PV Rebate Application

    8. Purchase of RECs: Check the yes box if the customer wants to purchase the RECs from AMP for a of ten years (see page 1).

    9. Attachments: In addition to the completed application form, submit the following documents:

    a. AMP Utility Bill (Existing customers only)b. Copy of all contracts between customer and installer, system owner, and/or retailer.c. Copy of Installer warrantyd. Shading Analysis (e.g. http://www.solarpathfinder.com/ or site photos depicting no shading)e. System PV drawing that will be submitted with City building permit application.f. Two original signed copies of the Interconnection Agreement for Net Metering.

    Upon receipt and approval of your application, you will have 180 days to begin the installation process.

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    Alameda Municipal Power

    Solar PV Rebate Application

    1. AMP Customer Information: (Physical Site of System Installation)Name:Installation Address:Phone: Fax:

    AMP Account #: Email:

    2. Installer Information: AMP Customer Other Installer (Shown Below)Company Name: Contact Name:

    Address:Phone : Email:Contractor Class: License#: Expires: Installer W

    10yr 3. System Owner: (If not AMP Customer, Must be registered with CEC)Company Name: Contact Name:

    Address:Phone: Fax: Email:4. PV System Information:Module Manufacturer Module Model # PTC Watts/Module Qua

    Total Module Output__________________________ Watts PTC (Quantity x PTC WInverter Manufacturer Inverter Model # Efficiency (from CEC) Quan

    Inverter includes performance meter? Yes No5. System Rated Output:System Rated Output: ____________ Watts AC (Total module output watts x inverter efOrientation: (Between 90 E and 270 W) ______ Tilt/Incline (0 to 60 Estimated Annual Energy Production:_________________kWh/year (Includes any shadMethodology Used:6. Installed System Cost: (Optional) Total Cost of system before AMP incentive $ ____________ 7 Rebate Payee: (If not customer copy of contracts with other parties must be provid

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    Alameda Municipal Power

    Solar PV Rebate Application

    AGREEMENT

    Each of the Undersigned declares under penalty of perjury that:1) Information provided in this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge,2) The PV system is intended to offset no more than the AMP Customers estimated load athe site of the installation,3) Site of the installation is located within Alameda Municipal Powers service territory,

    4) Customers intent is to operate the system at the listed site of installation for its useful li

    AMP Customer Signature: Date

    System Owner Signature : Date(If different from Customer)

    Please mail or deliver your rebate application to:Deliver Mail

    Alameda Municipal Power Alameda Municipal PowerSolar Electric Rebate Program Solar Electric Rebate Program2000 Grand Street P.O. Box H

    Alameda, CA 94501 Alameda, CA 94501

    For AMP use only:

    Date Application Received: __________ Signed IA Attached: Yes / No

    Energy Audit: Scheduled By ______________ Date ________

    Application: Approved by __________________ Date _________

    Copy of Signed-off Building Permit Received: Date _________ Reviewer _______

    Final Site Visit Made: Date _________ Reviewer _____________

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    ALAMEDA FIRE DEPARTMENT

    Subject: Solar Photovoltaic Systems Standard Sta

    Approved By: Fire Chief David Kapler

    Refer To: Fire Marshal Michael Fisher ENo

    Policy Review Date: November 8, 2008

    Fire Prevention Stan

    The Alameda Fire Department (AFD) has developed a standard of conditions to ensurefirefighter and public safety for all solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems. The AFDappreciates the environmental friendly technologic advances these systems bring.However, traditional firefighting techniques such as roof venting, water extinguishmentand fire overhaul will have to be modified to ensure human safety. Roofs that contain

    solar arrays will be most difficult for firefighters to vent. Delayed roof venting mayincrease the time factor in fire containment resulting in a greater extent of fire damageoverall. Additional roof loading by PV systems may also cause the roof integrity to becompromised sooner during fire conditions. Conventional water extinguishment on roofwith solar PV systems may not be an option for firefighters if the integrity of any portionof the solar array is threatened, as the risk of accidental electrocution is greatly increasedFire overhaul will also be a challenge for firefighters, as broken panels or compromisedsolar conduit will remain energized during daylight hours or when illuminated by lights.

    The following conditions will apply to all roof and ground mounted solar PVsystems:

    1. There will be a minimum of 36 of walking space around the perimeter of solararrays installed on roofs.

    2. Ground mounted solar arrays will be erected in areas clear of combustiblevegetation. A minimum vegetation clearance or mowed perimeter of 10 shall b

    maintained.3. All solar conduits, interior or exterior, will be permanently labeled with fade

    resistant material as follows: CAUTION Solar PV Wiring May RemainEnergized After Disconnection During Daylight Hours. (See attached signagerequirements.)

    4. Battery storage in enclosed rooms to be mounted a minimum of 24 above floor

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    7. A separate emergency disconnect on roof to disconnect solar panels from interioand exterior wiring running to inverter. This disconnect must be permanently

    labeled, in fade resistant material, Emergency Disconnect.8. The maximum length or width shall not exceed 100 feet.

    I have read the above safety concerns involved in the installation of a solar PV system andunderstand the conditions set forth above.

    Signed by Date

    Print Name

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    SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR SOLAR PV SYSTEMS

    Two forms of signage are required for solar PV systems. Permanentlyaffixed labels should have a white background with reflective red lettering.Printed material should resist fading. Size of lettering should be equal to thexample below.

    1. Exterior /Interior Conduit Signage:

    To be installed every 20. For vertical conduit, a minimum of one labelto be affixed at eye level.

    CAUTIONSolar PV Wiring May Remain Energized

    After Disconnection During Daylight Hours.

    2. Exterior/Interior of Electrical Panel Signage:

    CAUTIONSolar PV System Installed. When Power Disconnected,Solar Panels And Wiring In Conduit To Inverter May

    Remain Energized During Daylight Hours.

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