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California first USA state to require solar on new homes

California first USA state to require solar on new homes”

As we reported yesterday, reports had been circulating for a few days suggesting that the California Energy Commission (CEC) would approve a change to its 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standardswhich would require all new residential buildings - including new homes, condos, and apartment buildings - to include solar PV installations.

With statewide solar power generation already at an all-time high, California is hungry for more green energy: By 2020, most new homes built in the Golden State must be outfitted with solar panels. Several California cities have already been mandating some solar power in new buildings.

While the Title 24 rules apply only to new homes, they could help support solar sales to existing homes through greater public awareness.

But depending on the market, solar energy systems can add value to homes.

The requirement would not require homeowners' solar energy to offset energy consumed completely.

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In this tight housing market, any roof - with or without solar panels - is desirable, real estate agents say.

The CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Assocation described the new policy as historic and commended California for its bold leadership in moving toward mass adoption of this form of renewable energy technology which will yield significant benefits both economically and for the environment.

How much this hurts other users is disputed, and varies by location, but California's energy commission says it could conceivably cost other ratepayers money.

Solar power in California provided almost 16% of the state's electricity by the end of 2017. Advertising a new energy system indicates to buyers the house has been upgraded in other ways, such as with smart thermostats and efficient windows, said Svenja Gudell, chief economist at Zillow. The current standards offer a solar-only credit, allowing for a trade off between solar power and energy efficiency.

This poses a problem for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, which aims to provide more affordable housing to people in need.

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On Wednesday, the California Energy Commission approved new building standards effective as of January 2, 2020.

"It will add to the price of the home", Durocher said.

Residential and commercial buildings are estimated to contribute about 40 percent of the state's greenhouse gas emissions, said Andrew McAllister, a state energy commissioner.

California, which has the largest GDP of any state and is now the fifth largest economy in the world, continues to pursue ambitious climate goals in spite of the Trump administration's dismantling of climate treaties and nationwide clean energy and air standards.

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