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Download the Energy Commission Flexible Installation (FI) Calculator Version 1.1

The FI Calculator is only to be used for NSHP projects subject to the NSHP Guidebook, Tenth Edition, and may be used for the 2008, 2013, and 2016 updates of the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The FI Calculator is the only NSHP calculator available for projects complying with the 2016 update of the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
Applicants with projects subject to previous editions of the NSHP Guidebook may request their projects instead be subject to the requirements of the NSHP Guidebook, Tenth Edition in order to use the FI Calculator. These projects will be required to follow all other eligibility criteria and requirements from the new guidebook

Updated: April 26, 2017

Note: To qualify for an incentive, residential buildings must receive electricity distribution service at the site of installation from one of four investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in California. The IOUs are: Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Water Company - doing business as Bear Valley Electric Service. On the list within the calculator, there are zip codes that are not served by the above utilities. You can determine what utility serves your project by going to the page called Finding Your Utility Company.



Version 1.1 Installation
(MSI file, 2.7 megabytes) Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Run" to launch the installer file. Follow the prompts from the install tool.

Module/Inverter and Climate Zone Update for FI Calculator
(XLSM file, 926 kilobytes) Left-Click the Link to download. Open the spreadsheet to start the update. The spreadsheet can be deleted once the update is finished.

Equipment Library Version: May-17



Calculator Support


NSHP applications subject to the NSHP Guidebook, Tenth Edition must use a version of the NSHP FI Calculator that is listed as "certified" on the date the NSHP application is postmarked (or date of submission for electronic NSHP applications).

Version Number Release Date Decertified Date Currently Certified Code Compliant Tier $/Watt Market Rate Tier I $/WattMarket Rate Tier II $/WattAffordable Housing
Code-Compliant
Dwelling Unit and
Common Area $/Watt
Affordable
Housing Tier I and II
Dwelling Unit $/Watt
Version 1.1April 26, 2017None ScheduledYes$0.50/watt$0.75/watt$1.25/watt$1.50/watt$1.85/watt
Version 1.0March 8, 2017April 26, 2017No$0.50/watt$0.75/watt$1.25/watt$1.50/watt$1.85/watt

Software requirements

  • PC platform with MS Windows OS (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10)
    (Sorry a Macintosh version is not available, nor is it anticipated.)
  • Microsoft Excel (2007, 2010, 2013, 2016)

Installation Instructions

  1. Run the MSI installer file and follow the prompts from the install wizard.

  2. When available above, download and run the MSI file with the most recent calculator. Uninstall the previous version of the FI Calculator if previously installed.

Operating Instructions

  1. Open the Excel spreadsheet titled Flexible_Installation_Calculator.xlsm, located in the directory where the zip file was extracted. Be sure to enable Macros when asked in the opening window. Also set your Macro Security (menu Tools>Macro>Security) level to medium or lower to allow the program to run (depending on your Excel options).

  2. To utilize the bulk run function, enter all information into the spreadsheet titled FIC_Bulk_Run_Spreadsheet.xlsm, located in the same directory as the calculator. Once all of the information is entered, save and close, and then open Flexible_Installation_Calculator.xlsm and select the "Run Calculation in Bulk" option.

  3. At the end of the simulation the results are shown with estimates of the incentive at incentive steps 5 through 8 ($). The applicant can see the current incentive step at which they may receive an incentive by going to the NSHP Webtool at: https://www.newsolarhomes.org/WebPages/Public/RebateLevelView.aspx

  4. The calculator compliance forms (NSHP FI-1) and HERS Registry input form (.huf file) can be generated for submittal to the Energy Commission and the HERS Registry once the calculation is completed.




Download the Energy Commission CECPV Calculator Version 5.0

The CECPV Calculator Version 5.0 can only be used for NSHP projects subject to the NSHP Guidebook, Ninth Edition or previous editions and complying with the 2013 update of the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Projects subject to the NSHP Guidebook, Ninth Edition and complying with the 2008 update of the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards must instead use the CECPV Calculator Version 4.1.
Updated: November 23, 2014

Version 5.0 Automated Installation
(MSI file, 8.1 megabytes) Internet Explorer Users: Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Open" or "Run" at the first prompt. If you receive a security warning, choose "Run" or "OK." The program will be automatically installed in the C:\CECPV5x directory, where x is the version number. If you require a different directory, please use a manual installation with the zip file below.

Mozilla Firefox Users: Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Save File" at the first prompt. Once the download completes, double-click the file. The file may be located in either the Firefox "Downloads" window or at your computer's default save location (often the desktop). If you receive a "Open Executable File?" prompt, choose "OK". The program will be automatically installed in the C:\CECPV5x directory, where x is the version number. If you require a different directory, please use a manual installation with the zip file below.

Version 5.0 Manual Installation
(ZIP file, 7.7 megabytes) Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Save" to store the file on your hard disk. Un-zip to C:\ to install in C:\CECPV5x directory, where x is the version number.

Version Change Details
(Acrobat file, 61 kilobytes)


Download the module/inverter update for the CECPV Calculator Version 5.0

Module/Inverter Update Automated Installation
(Updated 6/5/2017)
(MSI file, 1 mb) Internet Explorer Users: Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Open" or "Run" at the first prompt. If you receive a security warning, choose "Run" or "OK." The program will be automatically installed in the C:\CECPV50 directory. If you require a different directory, please use a manual installation with the zip file below.

Mozilla Firefox Users: Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Save File" at the first prompt. Once the download completes, double-click the file. The file may be located in either the Firefox "Downloads" window or at your computer's default save location (often the desktop). If you receive a "Open Executable File?" prompt, choose "OK". The program will be automatically installed in the C:\CECPV50 directory. If you require a different directory, please use a manual installation with the zip file below.

Module/Inverter Update Manual Installation
(Updated 6/5/2017)
(ZIP file, 670 kilobytes) Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Save As" then select the directory where you would like to store the file. Right-Click the zip file and choose "Extract All." Change the path to the "C:\CECPV50" directory or other directory where your CECPV calculator files are located. Click on the "Extract" button. Choose "Copy and Replace" to replace the old files.




Download the Energy Commission CECPV Calculator Version 4.1

The CECPV Calculator Version 4.1 can only be used for NSHP projects subject to the NSHP Guidebook, Ninth Edition or previous editions and complying with the 2008 or 2005 updates of the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Projects subject to the NSHP Guidebook, Ninth Edition and complying with the 2008 update of the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards must instead use the CECPV Calculator Version 5.0.

Version 4.1 Automated Installation
(MSI file, 8.5 megabytes) Internet Explorer Users: Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Open" or "Run" at the first prompt. If you receive a security warning, choose "Run" or "OK." The program will be automatically installed in the C:\CECPV4x directory, where x is the version number. If you require a different directory, please use a manual installation with the zip file below.

Mozilla Firefox Users: Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Save File" at the first prompt. Once the download completes, double-click the file. The file may be located in either the Firefox "Downloads" window or at your computer's default save location (often the desktop). If you receive a "Open Executable File?" prompt, choose "OK". The program will be automatically installed in the C:\CECPV4x directory, where x is the version number. If you require a different directory, please use a manual installation with the zip file below.

Version 4.1 Manual Installation
(ZIP file, 8.1 megabytes) Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Save" to store the file on your hard disk. Un-zip to C:\ to install in C:\CECPV4x directory, where x is the version number.

Version Change Details
(Acrobat file, 19 kilobytes)

Download the module/inverter update for the CECPV Calculator Version 4.1

Module/Inverter Update Automated Installation
(Updated 6/5/2017)

(MSI file, 1 mb) Internet Explorer Users: Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Open" or "Run" at the first prompt. If you receive a security warning, choose "Run" or "OK." The program will be automatically installed in the C:\CECPV41 directory. If you require a different directory, please use a manual installation with the zip file below.

Mozilla Firefox Users: Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Save File" at the first prompt. Once the download completes, double-click the file. The file may be located in either the Firefox "Downloads" window or at your computer's default save location (often the desktop). If you receive a "Open Executable File?" prompt, choose "OK". The program will be automatically installed in the C:\CECPV41 directory. If you require a different directory, please use a manual installation with the zip file below.

Module/Inverter Update Manual Installation
(Updated 6/5/2017
(ZIP file, 670 kb) Left-Click the Link to download. Choose "Save As" then select the directory where you would like to store the file. Right-Click the zip file and choose "Extract All." Change the path to the "C:\CECPV41" directory or other directory where your CECPV calculator files are located. Click on the "Extract" button. Choose "Copy and Replace" to replace the old files.

  • Previous Versions of the Module/Inverter Updates are available here.

Archived CECPV Calculator Versions


Calculator Support


NSHP applications must use a version of the NSHP CECPV Calculator that is listed as "certified" on the date the NSHP application is postmarked (or date of submission for electronic NSHP applications).

Version NumberRelease DateLibrariesDecertified DateCurrently Certified Code Compliant Tier $/Watt Market Rate Tier I $/WattMarket Rate Tier II $/WattSolar as a StandardAffordable Housing Dwelling Unit $/WattAffordable Housing Common Area $/Watt
v5.0 Update 8 June 5, 2017 Mod5.0i/Inv5.0i None Scheduled Yes $0.50/watt $0.75/watt $1.25/watt N/A $1.50/watt N/A
v5.0 Update 7 November 23, 2016 Mod5.0h/Inv5.0h None Scheduled Yes $0.35/watt $0.50/watt $1.00/watt N/A $1.50/watt N/A
v5.0 Update 6 November 13, 2015 Mod5.0g/Inv5.0g None Scheduled Yes $0.75/watt $1.00/watt $1.50/watt N/A $1.85/watt N/A
v5.0 Update 5 June 18, 2015 Mod5.0f/Inv5.0f None Scheduled Yes $0.75/watt $1.00/watt $1.50/watt N/A $1.85/watt N/A
v5.0 Update 4 January 16, 2015 Mod5.0e/Inv5.0e None Scheduled Yes $0.75/watt $1.00/watt $1.50/watt N/A $1.85/watt N/A
v5.0 Update 3 October 15, 2014 Mod5.0d/Inv5.0d None Scheduled Yes $0.75/watt $1.00/watt $1.50/watt N/A $1.85/watt N/A
v5.0 Update 2 June 9, 2014 Mod5.0c/Inv5.0c None Scheduled Yes $1.00/watt $1.20/watt $1.75/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v5.0 Update 1 March 14, 2014 Mod5.0b/Inv5.0b None Scheduled Yes $1.00/watt $1.20/watt $1.75/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v5.0 January 23, 2014 Mod5.0a/Inv5.0a None Scheduled Yes $1.00/watt $1.25/watt $1.75/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v4.1 Update 8 June 5, 2017 Mod4.1i/Inv4.1i None Scheduled Yes N/A $0.75/watt $1.25/watt N/A $1.50/watt N/A
v4.1 Update 7 November 23, 2016 Mod4.1h/Inv4.1h None Scheduled Yes N/A $0.50/watt $1.00/watt N/A $1.50/watt N/A
v4.1 Update 6 November 13, 2015 Mod4.1g/Inv4.1g None Scheduled Yes N/A $1.00/watt $1.50/watt N/A $1.85/watt N/A
v4.1 Update 5 June 18, 2015 Mod4.1f/Inv4.1f None Scheduled Yes N/A $1.00/watt $1.50/watt N/A $1.85/watt N/A
v4.1 Update 4 January 16, 2015 Mod4.1e/Inv4.1e None Scheduled Yes N/A $1.00/watt $1.50/watt N/A $1.85/watt N/A
v4.1 Update 3 October 15, 2014 Mod4.1d/Inv4.1d None Scheduled Yes N/A $1.00/watt $1.50/watt N/A $1.85/watt N/A
v4.1 Update 2 June 9, 2014 Mod4.1c/Inv4.1c None Scheduled Yes N/A $1.25/watt $1.50/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v4.1 Update 1 March 14, 2014 Mod4.1b/Inv4.1b None Scheduled Yes N/A $1.25/watt $1.50/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v4.1 January 23, 2014 Mod4.1a/Inv4.1a None Scheduled Yes N/A $1.25/watt $1.50/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v4.0 Update 3 December 6, 2013 Mod4.0d/Inv4.0d January 28, 2014 No N/A $1.25/watt $1.50/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v4.0 Update 2 October 7, 2013 Mod4.0c/Inv4.0c January 28, 2014 No N/A $1.25/watt $1.50/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v4.0 Update 1 June 19, 2013 Mod4.0b/Inv4.0b January 28, 2014 No N/A $1.50/watt $1.75/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v4.0 April 19, 2013 Mod4.0a/Inv4.0a January 28, 2014 No N/A $1.50/watt $1.75/watt N/A $2.20/watt N/A
v3.1 Update 1 January 22, 2013 Mod3.1b/Inv3.1b April 19, 2013 No N/A $1.75/watt $2.00/watt N/A $2.55/watt N/A
v3.1 October 2, 2012 Mod3.1a/Inv3.1a April 19, 2013 No N/A $1.75/watt $2.00/watt N/A $2.55/watt N/A
v3.0 Update 3 September 1, 2012 Mod3.0d/Inv3.0d October 2, 2012 No N/A $2.00/watt $2.25/watt N/A $2.90/watt N/A
v3.0 Update 2 July 17, 2012 Mod3.0c/Inv3.0c October 2, 2012 No N/A $2.00/watt $2.25/watt N/A $2.90/watt N/A
v3.0 Update 1 May 23, 2012 Mod3.0b/Inv3.0b October 2, 2012 No N/A $2.00/watt $2.25/watt N/A $2.90/watt N/A
v3.0 January 12, 2012 Mod3.0a/Inv3.0a October 2, 2012 No N/A $2.00/watt $2.25/watt N/A $2.90/watt N/A
v2.6 Update 4 January 10, 2012 Mod2.6e/Inv2.6e January 12, 2012 No N/A $2.25/watt N/A $2.35/watt $3.15/watt $2.97/watt
v2.6 Update 3 December 2, 2011 Mod2.6d/Inv2.6d January 12, 2012 No N/A $2.25/watt N/A $2.35/watt $3.15/watt $2.97/watt
v2.6 Update 2 November 7, 2011 Mod2.6c/Inv2.6c January 12, 2012 No N/A $2.25/watt N/A $2.35/watt $3.15/watt $2.97/watt
v2.6 Update 1 October 10, 2011 Mod2.6b/Inv2.6b January 12, 2012 No N/A $2.25/watt N/A $2.35/watt $3.15/watt $2.97/watt
v2.6 August, 12 2011 Mod2.6a/Inv2.6a January 12, 2012 No N/A $2.25/watt N/A $2.35/watt $3.15/watt $2.97/watt
v2.5 Update 2 August 10, 2011 Mod2.5c/Inv2.5c September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.5 Update 1 June 22, 2011 Mod2.5b/Inv2.5b September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.5 May 16, 2011 Mod2.5a/Inv2.5a September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 Update9 November 15, 2010 Mod2.4j/Inv2.4j September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 Update8 October 12, 2010 Mod2.4i/Inv2.4i September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 Update7 September 9, 2010 Mod2.4h/Inv2.4h September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 Update6 August 17, 2010 Mod2.4g/Inv2.4g September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 Update5 July 15, 2010 Mod2.4f/Inv2.4f September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 Update4 June 17, 2010 Mod2.4e/Inv2.4e September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 Update3 April 21, 2010 Mod2.4d/Inv2.4 d September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 Update2 March 15, 2010 Mod2.4c/Inv2.4c September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 Update1 February 24, 2010 Mod2.4b/Inv2.4b September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.4 January 29, 2010 Mod2.4a/Inv2.4a September, 11 2011 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 16 January 12, 2010 Mod2.3q/Inv2.3p March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 15 October 27, 2009 Mod2.3p/Inv2.3o March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 14 October 15, 2009 Mod2.3o/Inv2.3n March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 13 September 8, 2009 Mod2.3n/Inv2.3m March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 12 July 16, 2009 Mod2.3m/Inv2.3l March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 11 May 11, 2009 Mod2.3l/Inv2.3k March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 10 March 11, 2009 Mod2.3k/Inv2.3j March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 9 February 11, 2009 Mod2.3j/Inv2.3i March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 8 December 11, 2008 Mod2.3i/Inv2.3h March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 7 October 23, 2008 Mod2.3h/Inv2.3g March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 6 September 9, 2008 Mod2.3g/Inv2.3f March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 5 June 3, 2008 Mod2.3f/Inv2.3e March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 4 April 30, 2008 Mod2.3e/Inv2.3d March 1, 2010 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 3 April 4, 2008 Mod2.3d/Inv2.3c June 1, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 2 March 20, 2008 Mod2.3c/Inv2.3c June 1, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 Update 1 January 18, 2008 Mod2.3b/Inv2.3b June 1, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.3 December 6, 2007 Mod2.3a/Inv2.3a June 1, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.2 Update 1 December 6, 2007 Mod2.2b/Inv2.2b January 7, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.2 October 22, 2007 Mod2.2a/Inv2.2a January 7, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.1 Update 3 December 6, 2007 Mod2.1d/Inv2.1d January 7, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.1 Update 2 September 7, 2007 Mod2.1c/Inv2.1c January 7, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.1 Update 1 August 24, 2007 Mod2.1b/Inv2.1b January 7, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.1 July 30, 2007 Mod2.1a/Inv2.1a January 7, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.0 Update 2 June 8, 2007 Mod2.0c/Inv2.0b January 7, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.0 Update 1 May 18, 2007 Mod2.0b/Inv2.0a January 7, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v2.0 April 27, 2007 Mod2.0a/Inv2.0a January 7, 2008 No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v1.3 April 6, 2007 N/A No longer certified No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v1.2 March 16, 2007 N/A No longer certified No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v1.1 February 23, 2007 N/A No longer certified No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt
v1.0 January 1, 2007 N/A No longer certified No N/A $2.50/watt N/A $2.60/watt $3.50/watt $3.30/watt

Software requirements

  • PC platform with MS Windows OS (Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7)
    (Sorry a Macintosh version is not available, nor is it anticipated.)
  • Microsoft Excel (2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 32 bit Excel 2010)
    (Compatibility with 64 bit Excel 2013 has not been tested; however versions 4,1 and 5.0 are believed to be compatible.)

Installation Instructions

  1. For automated installation of a Version 4 calculator, left-click and install the CECPV4_x.msi file. The program will be placed in the C:\CECPV4x directory. A shortcut icon named "v4.x NSHP CECPV Calculator" will be placed on the desktop.

    For automated installation of a version 5 calculator, left-click and install the CECPV5_x.msi file. The program will be placed in the C:\CECPV5x directory. A shortcut icon named "v5.x NSHP CECPV Calculator" will be placed on the desktop.

  2. If you desire the program to be installed in a different directory, download the CECPV4_x.zip file or the CECPV5_x.zip file depending on which version you wish to download. Extract the contents of the zip file into a new folder on your hard disk.
  3. When available above, download and install the most recent Module/Inverter Update to the same directory where the calculator is installed.

Operating Instructions

  1. Using the CECPV Calculator desktop icon (automatic installation option), open the Excel spreadsheet titled CECPV4_x.xls or CECPV5_x.xls. If you used the manual installation option, depending on which version you install, you will need to locate and open the CECPV4_x.xls or the CECPV5_x.xls file from your hard disk. Be sure to enable Macros when asked in the opening window. Also set your Macro Security (menu Tools>Macro>Security) level to medium or lower to allow the program to run (depending on your Excel options).

  2. Once the "Run" button has initiated the calculations, the CECPV tool will run in the background and show up as a minimized program. Please DO NOT close the CECPV window or quit the program. The screen may go blank or all white while the simulation is running. The simulation without compliance forms can take up to 1 minute to complete. The simulation with compliance forms can take up to 3 minutes to complete.

  3. At the end of the simulation the "Results" tab is shown with the monthly and annual kWh production values, the annual TDV and estimates of the incentive at incentive steps 1 through 10 ($). The applicant can see the current incentive step at which they may receive an incentive by going to the NSHP Webtool at: https://www.newsolarhomes.org/WebPages/Public/RebateLevelView.aspx

  4. If the simulation was run with compliance forms, the "View Compliance Form" button will take you to the NSHP PV-1 (formerly CF-1R-PV) form which can then be printed for submission with your NSHP application.


Additional information

  1. Manufacturers interested in adding their equipment to the NSHP eligible equipment should refer to the documents available at http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/equipment/add.php.
     
  2. The detailed hourly output from the tool is saved in the CECPV_output.csv file found in either the C:\CECPV4x or the C:\CECPV5x directory depending on which version has been installed. Rename this file to save the results from a run, since it will get overwritten every time a new run is initiated. Similarly the field verification table output can be found in the FVT.csv file which is also overwritten with every run.

Additional information

Manufacturers interested in adding their equipment to the NSHP eligible equipment should refer to the documents available at http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/equipment/add.php.
 


For questions, contact Energy Commission staff:

Equipment Library
Consuelo Sichon
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
Telephone: 916-651-0319
E-mail: consuelo.sichon@energy.ca.gov

FI Calculator
Joseph Omoletski
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-45
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
Telephone: 916-654-4188
E-mail: Joseph.Omoletski@energy.ca.gov