California becomes 1st state to require solar on all new homes
- Author: Kelly Blake May 10, 2018,
May 10, 2018, 13:22
That means homeowners with the rooftop solar systems will be able to capture cheap electricity during the middle of the day and to keep that power onsite for evening hours when rates tend to go up. Homeowners would save, however, about $19,00 in reduced energy costs over 30 years.
The Times estimates that the requirements could add as much as $12,000 to the price of new homes.
'This is a very bold and visionary step that we're taking, ' said David Hochschild, a member of the Energy Commission. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed the climate change bill in 2015 despite intense lobbying by the oil industry.
The code includes incentives for energy storage while mandating that the construction of new homes include advanced energy efficiency measures and rooftop solar. In the alternative, a homebuilder told the Orange County Register that the additional costs in play would make homes less affordable for many buyers.
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"Electricity consumed by residential and commercial buildings is responsible for 14 percent of the state's greenhouse pollutants, according to the California Public Utilities Commission". "We are also sending a national message that ... we are a leader in the clean energy economy".
While the move is a boost for the solar industry, critics say it will add $8K-$12K to the cost of buying a house in the state.
This would make California the first state to implement this sort of requirement.
According to the Solar Foundation, California employed over 86,000 solar workers in 2017, with MA next with 11,500. In March, median home prices climbed to an eight-month high of $564,830, up 8.9% from a year earlier, according to the California Association of Realtors.
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LinkSolar, a leading flexible solar panels manufacturing company, has recently announced new generation solar panels. It is expected to support the energy commission's vote. Others might place more value on spending that $10,500 today on a pressing necessity rather than putting it into some sort of state-mandated solar savings account.
California has become the first USA state to mandate solar panels on new homes and apartment buildings built after 1 January, 2020.
The commission's action on new 2019 building energy efficiency standards also apply to everything from current ventilation systems to indoor air quality. Wiener, D-San Francisco, eventually froze his bill at the energy commission's request. "Once again, California is showing its leadership in our fight for a 100 percent renewable energy future".
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