The California Energy Commission was recently honored as a recipient of a 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award for its New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP), which provides financial incentives and other support to builders, developers, and homeowners to encourage the construction of new, energy-efficient solar homes.
This was one of six programs nationwide to win an award for its outstanding accomplishments.
Mainstreaming solar by focusing on new residential construction
“The New Solar Homes Partnership is an innovative and effective approach to mainstreaming solar,” said CESA Executive Director Warren Leon.
“By focusing on new residential construction, the NSHP is fostering a housing market in which builders routinely construct energy efficient homes and install solar energy systems as a standard feature.”
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