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BEST Homes

The future of home building is happening in Roseville. BEST Homes bring together rooftop solar electric generation technology and high energy efficiency as a standard feature in new homes.

The BEST Homes program is currently offering the following incentives to participating new home builders:

  • Energy Efficiency Tier 1 - $500 per qualifying home*
  • Solar Incentive - see rebate schedule below 

Step by Step Guide for Applicants:

Before Construction:

1. Roseville Homebuilders wishing to participate in the BEST Homes ProgramSM must submit a completed BEST Homes program application Package. This Package includes the following:

  • Electronic copy of Title 24 document CF-1R as approved for your building permit - 1 set for each plan, as required by the City of Roseville
  • A subdivision lot map and a list of all lot numbers with corresponding street addresses
  • HVAC equipment schedule (demonstrating minimum HVAC efficiencies are attained)
  •  BEST Homes Multiple Site Solar Interconnection Application & Multiple Site Information Sheet BEST Homes Multiple Site Information Sheet
  • CSI EPBB Calculator results for each plan
  • UTIL-1R documents for each plan to demonstrate compliance margin above Title 24 requirements

2. Once all application documents have been received and approved by Roseville Electric, builder will receive a reservation letter confirming rebate funding has been reserved for the project.

After Construction:

3. Solar installer completes the BEST Homes Solar Installer Verification and all required documents specified therein
4. Final City of Roseville building inspection is done and inspection card is received
5. Submit the BEST Homes Request for Payment and all required documents specified therein

For more information, read the BEST Homes Committee 2006 Final Report & Recommendations.

To get more details about BEST Homes, please contact Roy Gillham at (916) 746-1661 or

*Tier 1 energy efficiency rebates are available for homes with Cooling Savings of 20% beyond CA Title 24 and a Total Savings of 15% beyond CA Title 24 requirements.
Note: The Shade Tree Program has been suspended until further notice

BEST Homes Solar Rebate Schedule
Expected Performance Based Incentive (EPBI)
Systems less than 10kW CSI Rated AC Watts

Approx Step Schedule   Incentive Steps   $ Per CSI Rated AC Watts

 Current Step

Step 8


 Upcoming Step (TBD)

 Step 9



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