To require solar panels on new homes California becomes first state

Posted by Staff Reporter on Mar 14, 2019 08:25 AM EDT
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Solar panels will be a required feature on virtually every new home built in California, under a policy advanced Wednesday by California regulators - again putting the state in the forefront of government controls over climate-warming carbon emissions.

The California Energy Commission voted unanimously, 5-0, to recommend energy efficiency standards that are set to be added to state building regulations later this year, effecting all construction after Jan. 1, 2020. The rules will make California the first state in the nation to require solar panels on new homes.

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