In a first, California requires solar panels for new homes. Will other states follow?

“While California faces some logistical challenges to implement the rules, clean-energy advocates are also looking ahead to how the carbon footprint of housing may be cut in other states.

In many states, building industry trade groups would be leading the charge against these types of rules. California is different, It is less likely that other states would immediately try their own solar requirement. California is uniquely positioned to be the first because it already has a thriving rooftop solar infrastructure, and because of laws that give the energy commission broad power over building rules.”

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