Adoption of Revisions to the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Adoption of Revisions to the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpose of this activity is to revise guidelines previsouly adopted by the California Energy Commission to govern the general administration of its New Solar Homes Partnership Program ("NSHP") pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 25780 et.seq. The guidelines are being revised to 1) revise the NSHP incentive levels and incentive decline schedules, 2) revise the noticing requirement for implementing incentive declines, 3) establish system funding caps based on total system cost, 4) revise the funding criteria for increases to systems with approved funding reservations, 5) revise the standard system size for funding reservations issued to Solar as an Option projects, 6) revise and clarify the energy efficiency requirements for the NSHP, 7) require additional reporting for Solar As Standard projects to verify progress, 8) recognize the use of virtual net metering for multifamily projects, and 9) make other clarifying and non-substantive changes.

Contact Information
Gabriel Herrera
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 654-5141



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
15378(b)(2) Activity is not a project under this section and (4) because it pertains to general policy and procedure making and the creation of governmental funding mechanisms which do not involve a commitment to any specific projtect which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment, and is aslo exempt under section 15061(b)(3) in that there is no posibility that the activity may have a significant effect on the envrionment.

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