Fremont to require solar panels, EV chargers in new homes

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The City of Fremont and Rachel DiFranco, the city’s Sustainability Coordinator, are leading the way to prepare their communities for the ZNE and EV future. Fremont now requires new home built to include solar panels and wiring to make homes ready for EV charging. In addition, the city also passed a code to reduce the wattage of outdoor lighting in commercial applications to encourage the use of more efficient LED lighting.

Click here to read more from the East Bay Times

Click here to learn more about local ordinances

Click here to find the draft model solar ordinance and cost-effectiveness study from the Energy Commission

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