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PV FIELD VERIFICATION & DIAGNOSTIC TESTING FORM

Project Address

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NSHP-PV-3

NSHP Applicant Name

NSHP Applicant Contact

Telephone

PV ID Number

HERS Rater

Telephone

Sample Group Number

Date

Sample House Number

Certifying Signature
Firm

HERS Provider

Street Address / Lot Number

City/State/Zip
Climate Zone

Copies to: NSHP APPLICANT, HERS PROVIDER


HERS RATER COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

The house was:9 Tested 9 Approved as part of sample testing, but was not tested
As a HERS rater certified by _________________, by signing my name below, I certify under penalty of perjury under the
laws of the State of California, that this PV Field Verification & Diagnostic Testing Form is accurate and complete. I certify
that the installed measures, materials, components, or manufactured devices identified on this certificate are consistent with
the compliance forms, worksheets, and specifications on the NSHP PV-1 and NSHP PV-2 that were provided as part of the
application package and comply with all applicable requirements as specified in the New Solar Homes Partnership
Guidebook, Appendix B. I certify that I have verified all of the measures checked on this form and that they have all passed.

9 The NSHP PV-2 and all appropriate documentation were provided upon inspection.

PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM:
Equipment Type

SB1 Eligible Manufacturer Name and Model Number

Meter

9 Indicate Pass/Fail

(Must be built into inverter or listed as


CEC eligible.)

Pass Fail

Inverter

Pass Fail

(Must be same as listed on NSHP PV-1.)

Pass Fail

PV Modules:
(Must be same as listed on NSHP PV-1)

Rack-mount BIPV

Number of
Number of
Total
Series modules
Parallel
number of
Pass Fail
in each string*
strings*
Modules
* These values are to be taken from the NSHP PV-2 and compared to the values on the NSHP PV-1

Installation Specifications
1
2

The azimuth of the installation.


(degrees from North)

The roof pitch/tilt of the installation.


(Rise:Run / degrees from horizontal)

Method used to determine value

Value measured

Value within tolerance


of NSHP PV-1 value.

Pass Fail
Pass Fail

The mounting height of the installation.


3

(one story, two story, or actual height in feet from


ground) (Pass if measured value is greater than value

Pass Fail

on NSHP PV-1)

The standoff height of the array from the


roof.
(If BIPV or ground mount, enter 0.) (Pass if
measured value is greater than value on NSHP PV1)

New Solar Homes Partnership

Pass Fail

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NSHP PV-3

PV FIELD VERIFICATION & DIAGNOSTIC TESTING FORM

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Site Address

Permit Number

Performance Specifications

Method used to determine value

Value measured

Value within tolerance


of NSHP PV-1 value.

Measurement of solar irradiance.


(W/m2)
Measurement of ambient temperature.
(oF)
Expected output from Field Verification Table (FVT)**
FVT
(W)
The electric production (W) as shown on the inverter or other performance
display.

5
6
7
8

[Value of line 8 > line 7]

Pass Fail

**FVT is generated by the CECPV Calculator and is unique for each system. FVT values are for an unshaded array. The FVT for this system is on the
corresponding NSHP PV-1

Shading Specifications

Value measured

Was the Minimal Shading option used on the NSHP PV-1?


The minimum distance-to-height ratio (2:1) criteria is met for all existing and
planned trees or are accounted for in the calculation and based on the mature
height from the appropriate height category (small, medium, large).
The minimum distance-to-height ratio (2:1) criteria is met for all other
shading obstructions*** or are accounted for in the calculation.

9
10
11

Value within tolerance


of NSHP PV-1 value.

Yes No
[See Table below]

Pass Fail

[See Table below]

Pass Fail

i.

*** As indicated in Appendix B of the NSHP Guidebook, obstructions subject to the Minimal Shading criterion include: Any vent, chimney,
architectural feature, mechanical equipment or other obstruction that is on the roof or any other part of the building.
ii. Any part of the neighboring terrain.
iii. Any tree that is mature at the time of installation of the solar energy system.
iv. Any tree that is planted on the building lot or neighboring lots or planned to be planted as part of the landscaping for the building (the expected
shading must be based on the mature height of the tree).
v.
Any existing neighboring building or structure.
vi. Any planned neighboring building or structure that is known to the applicant or building owner.
vii. Any telephone or other utility pole that is closer than thirty feet from the nearest point of the array.

In-field Shading Confirmation Table


Compass Sector

9 if
Minimal
Shading

ENE [>55 to 79]

E [>79 to 101]

ESE [>101 to 124]

SE [>124 to 146]

SSE [>146 to 169]

S [>169 to 191]

SSW [>191 to 214]

SW [>214 to 236]

WSW [>236 to 259]

W [>259 to 281]

WNW [>281 to 305]

New Solar Homes Partnership

Obstruction
Type

Method 2

Method 1
Altitude
Angle

Horizontal
Distance

Height
Difference

Distanceto-Height
Ratio

Value confirmed
by: (for example;
tape measure,
photograph )

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InstructionsforcompletingInfieldShadingConfirmationTable
ForeachCompassSector,checktheboxifMinimalShadinghasbeenspecifiedandverifiedforthatsector.

IfacompasssectorhasbeenspecifiedtohaveshadingordoesnotqualifyforMinimalShading:

1. EntertheObstructionType(e.g.tree,vent,neighboringstructure).

2. ChooseeitherMethod1orMethod2toentertheinformationabouttheobstruction.Youdonotneed
tocompletebothmethods.

3. ForMethod1,enterobstructionAltitudeAngle.

4. ForMethod2:

a. EntertheHorizontalDistancefromthenearestpointonthearraytotheobstruction.Fortrees,
measuretothenearestedgeofthetrunk.

b. EntertheHeightDifferencefromthenearestpointonthearraytothehighestpointonthe
obstruction.Forobstructionsnotontheroof,theHeightDifferenceistheheight(fromthe
ground)ofthehighestpointontheobstructionminusthemountingheight(fromtheground)of
thearray.Forobstructionsontheroof,theHeightDifferenceistheheight(fromtheroof)ofthe
highestpointontheobstructionminusthemountingheight(fromtheroof)ofthearray.
Usethefollowingmaturetreeheightsforeachheightcategory:
Small20feet
Medium35feet
Large50feet
Treecurrentlytallerthan50feetactualheightmeasuredonsite

Usethefollowingmountingheights:
OneStory12feet
TwoStory22feet
SpecificheightshownonNSHPPV1actualheightmeasuredonsite

c. EntertheDistancetoHeightRatio.

5. Enterthetoolusedtomakethemeasurementorverification(e.g.tapemeasure,photograph).