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.
California Will Require Most New Homes to Install Solar Panels
HeadlineMay 10, 2018