As previously announced on December 30, 2020, the Program Administrator has developed a revised version of the Community Solar Disclosure Form. This revised version includes a new design for the form which includes incorporating the Community Solar Informational Brochure, updated data fields, the option to have the specific community solar project designated at a later date, and updated API and CSV upload functionality.
As mentioned in a previous announcement, the Program Administrator is planning for a February 9, 2021 cutover in the ABP portal from the existing version of the Community Solar Disclosure Form to the revised Community Solar Disclosure Form.
Please refer to this training document for a walk through of how to enter data into the portal for the revised Community Solar Disclosure Form, as well as an explanation of the included functionality for Disclosure Form Designees to generate Disclosure Forms without specifying an Approved Vendor and/or a community solar project.
Disclosure forms generated prior to the cutover date will remain valid, however any disclosure forms started in the portal but not completed (and thus generated for a subscriber signature) by the cutover date will need to be re-entered after the cutover date in the portal as a revised Community Solar Disclosure Form will need to be completed and generated.
Several stakeholders requested, and the Program Administrator has determined to allow, both Approved Vendors and Subscriber Agent Designees to remove the Approved Vendor and/or specified project from a Community Solar Disclosure Form generated prior to the cutover date without the customer needing to sign the disclosure form again (in this case the Approved Vendor or Subscriber Agent Designee will need to inform the customer of the community solar project when it is assigned, as described in Section 2.E.2 of the Community Solar Marketing Guidelines). Once this step is taken, that disclosure form will no longer be visible to the Approved Vendor whose project formerly was specified on the disclosure form. This action can only be taken on the original version of the Community Solar Disclosure Form, as the revised Community Solar Disclosure Form includes the option to generate the form without specifying an Approved Vendor and/or a project. Any revised Community Solar Disclosure Form created that specifies a project cannot later have the Approved Vendor and/or project specification removed.
The implementation of additional API functionality to allow for the generation of the revised Community Solar Disclosure Form outside of the ABP portal is expected to be released by February 23, 2021.
Please reach out to the Program Administrator at [email protected] or 877-783-1820 with any questions.