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California Just Became The First State To Require Solar Panels On All New Homes

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California could be the first state to mandate solar panels on new homes. The state’s Energy Commission will vote next week on new regulations that would be effective in 2020, requiring new homes to have solar energy capability. While it provides clean power and net-zero potential, there are some worries of how it could affect the housing market.

The vote will be held next Wednesday with the mandate expected to pass. If so, it would skyrocket the amount of single-family homes that have solar panels installed, which sits between 15 and 20 percent. At the moment, San Francisco and a few other California towns require any new buildings under 10 stories to have solar panels.