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California Will Require Most New Homes to Install Solar Panels

HeadlineMay 10, 2018

California is slated to become the first U.S. state requiring solar panels be installed on all new single-family homes. The unanimous move by the California Energy Commission is expected to raise housing costs amid a dire housing crisis—but savings from reduced energy use will lower the cost of homes over their lifespans due to lower energy prices. California has set a goal of all new homes being “zero net energy” by 2020.

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