State of California requires every new home to go solar

By Andrew Woods
Every new home built in the state of California will require solar panelling following a final change to the state’s building cod...

Every new home built in the state of California will require solar panelling following a final change to the state’s building code.

A unanimous vote by the California Building Standards Commission to alter the state’s building code will require that all newly built low-rise (three stories or less) residential units adopt either individual rooftop panelling or sign up to community projects, starting from 2020.

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The ruling comes following the removal of a final hurdle in the state-wide mandate.

Kelly Knutsen, the Director of Technology Advancement for the California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA). “These highly energy efficient and solar-powered homes will save families money on their energy bills from the moment they walk through their front door.”

 

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