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December 7, 2018

California first to mandate solar power for new homes

  • Energy officials estimate the provisions will cost $10,000 for a single-family home, but be offset by lower utility bills.
  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — California became the first state in the nation to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered, following a vote by the Building Standards Commission.

    The unanimous action on Wednesday finalizes a previous vote by the Energy Commission and fulfills a decade-old goal to make the state reliant on cleaner energy.


     
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