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Substitute House Bill No. 5225

Public Act No. 10-80

AN ACT CONCERNING SOLAR WORK.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The administrator of a solar photovoltaic rebate program funded in whole or in part, pursuant to section 16-245n of the general statutes, shall deem the holder of an E-1 or E-2 electrical license issued pursuant to chapter 393 of the general statutes an eligible photovoltaic contractor under such program if such license holder is qualified by experience or training in photovoltaic system siting, design and electrical services. For purposes of this subsection, a license holder is qualified by experience or training in photovoltaic system siting, design and electrical services if such license holder has (1) completed either (A) a photovoltaic installation training course, or (B) received manufacturer certification regarding the photovoltaic products to be installed by the license holder under such program, and (2) (A) has completed one or more photovoltaic installations as a lead installer or as a subcontractor, which installations may be grid-tied photovoltaic systems installed at such license holder's residence or business, (B) has been the on-site supervisor for one or more photovoltaic system installations, or (C) has completed not less than seven photovoltaic system installations as an apprentice.

(b) Nothing in this section shall exempt the holder of an E-1 or E-2 license issued pursuant to chapter 393 of the general statutes from insurance or inspection requirements of a solar photovoltaic rebate program that is subject to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

Approved June 2, 2010