California Solar and Storage Association explains background on California’s new home solar mandate

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In 2020, solar power will be required for new homes in California. The new mandate is expected to be a major step forward for California’s efforts to achieve 100% clean energy while giving consumers more reliable sources of energy. The new standard comes at a critical time for solar, as the state has just reached 1 million solar roofs and the potential for local solar and storage is reshaping the future of energy. Be aware of California rooftop solar mandate basics. Under new rules adopted in 2018 by the California Energy Commission, starting Jan. 1, 2020, new homes must be constructed to generate solar electricity through panels typically placed on the home’s roof. The solar mandate is expected to zero-out energy consumption in newly constructed homes covered by the standard. T
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