Adoption of Revisions to the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Adoption of Revisions to the New Solar Homes Partnership Guidebook
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Guidelines are being revised to add program requirements that do the following: change when a solar permit must be issued to qualify for NSHP; clarify 2013 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards related requirements; revise the energy efficiency requirements and processes; remove a registration requirement for contractors, installers, and sellers; add new incentive level; modify the incentive decline schedule and process; revise lease and power purchase agreement requirements; extend the reservation period for virtual net-metered projects; remove the "Solar as an Option" project type; modify the requirements for the "Solar as Standard" project type and it is now referred to as "Large Developments"; revise the reservation and payment claim processes and requirements; revise the NSHP-1 and NSHP-2 Forms; streamline the language and requirements; incorporate relevant portions of the Overall Program Guidebook; and to make other clarifying and no-substantive changes.

Contact Information

Christa Salo
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
15378(b)(2) and (4)
Reasons for Exemption
General policy and procedure making and the creation of governmental funding mechanisms which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment. No possibility that the activity may have a significant effect on the environment.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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