New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook


Notice of Availability
New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook
Tenth Edition
Docket No. 16-NSHP-01

The California Energy Commission adopted the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook, Tenth Edition (NSHP Guidebook) at its March 8, 2017, Business Meeting. This update includes changes to address the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6), updates to incentive levels and calculations, improvements to increase participation from affordable housing projects and projects located in disadvantaged communities, program streamlining efforts, and input received from stakeholders on program improvements.

The NSHP Guidebook describes the requirements for participating in NSHP and receiving incentives for installing eligible solar energy systems on new residential construction located in specified investor-owned utility territories. The effective date of the NSHP Guidebook, Tenth Edition, is March 8, 2017.

This document is available free from the Energy Commission’s website at:

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If you have questions about this document, please contact Elizabeth Hutchison at (916) 654-3838, or by e-mail at

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