California Association of Building Energy Consultants

Installing Solar In Your New Home?

If you are installing solar panels in your new home you will be glad to hear that there are two rebates available to you that will help pay for the upgrades in energy requirements to be eligible for the rebates.

California Advanced Homes Partnership (CAHP) and New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) are two programs currently offering rebates.

Information for CAHP

Here is an excerpt from the builder information describing program requirements:

General Building Requirements

To qualify for the incentive payment, each home covered by the Agreement must be:

Find more in the CAHP Handbook [PDF, 983KB], which contains program details, program agreement, and program application.

PG&E is the administrator of this rebate program.

Information for NSHP

Review the beginning information for the rebates available under the New Solar California Homes Partnership (NSHP). This rebate is dependent on two requirements:

  1. The project reached a tier rating that is 15% above the standard energy design for a home calculated by a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA).
  2. That solar is installed on the new home.

This program is administered by the California Energy Commission. Visit the Energy Commission's New Solar Homes Partnership website for more information.

As always, I am available to discuss the requirements for these rebates. Contact me …