CEC – New Solar Homes Partnership

CEC – New Solar Homes Partnership;
State: California

  • Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
  • Amount: Varies by customer class and system performance (see below)
  • Eligible System Size: Minimum: 1 kW AC
  • Maximum: 100% of a home’s expected electrical load
  • Equipment Requirements: Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters.
  • Systems must be grid-connected.
  • Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty.
  • PV modules must be certified to UL 1703 by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL)
  • Inverters must be certified to UL 1741 by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). They also must have completed the Energy Commission’s required weighted efficiency testing.
  • Installation Requirements: Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors
  • Self-installs are also acceptable
  • Although not required, installation contractors are encouraged to become certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with system owner
  • Program Budget: Up to $400 million over 10 years
  • Web Site: http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/nshp/index.html


Public Information Officer
California Energy Commission
New Solar Homes Partnership
1516 Ninth Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
Phone: (800) 555-7794
E-Mail: renewable@energy.state.ca.us
Web Site: http://www.gosolarcalifornia.c