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CSLB to Hold Stakeholder Meeting on Solar Energy System Disclosure Document

SACRAMENTO – On Friday, August 24, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) will hold a stakeholder meeting in the John C. Hall Hearing Room at CSLB Headquarters, 9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827 (MAP). Industry stakeholders and consumers are encouraged to attend and provide comments about the final content of the Solar Energy System Disclosure Document for residential solar contracts required by Assembly Bill 1070 (Gonzalez-Fletcher 2017).

About the Stakeholder Meeting

AB 1070 required that CSLB, in collaboration with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), develop and make available on its website a Solar Energy System Disclosure Document. The document is intended to provide consumers with accurate, clear, and concise information about the installation of a solar energy system on a residential building.

CSLB and PUC developed, pursuant to statute, the first page of the disclosure document and posted it on CSLB’s website on July 1, 2018. This page will not be a topic of discussion at the meeting.

CSLB and PUC have also developed a draft of the remainder of the document for which feedback is sought. The document is intended to provide information to consumers considering a residential solar energy system about anticipated savings, the assumptions and inputs used to estimate savings, and the implications of various financing options.

You can also provide written comments to Betsy.Figueira@cslb.ca.gov or CSLB, Attention: Legislative Division, P.O. Box 26000, Sacramento, CA 95826. The deadline for written comments is August 17, 2018.

What to Expect at the Stakeholder Meeting

If you’re interested in participating, please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign-in. The meeting agenda can be found here.

The meeting will consist of a dialogue among CSLB and PUC staff, industry stakeholders, and consumers. The discussion will focus on what content should be included in the disclosure document, as well as how best to present that content, pursuant to BPC §7169(c). The goal is to develop a final document that serves the public protection purpose of AB 1070, is not overly burdensome for industry, and is easy for consumers to understand.

What Happens After the Stakeholder Meeting

Based on the suggestions and input gathered at the meeting, CSLB and PUC will revise the draft document. When the content is final, CSLB will begin the regulatory process to codify it into law.

 

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