Added on : 2018-05-10 18:24:07
In the first ever in the US, California has mandated the solar panels on new homes and apartment buildings built after 1 January, 2020, Bloomberg reported. Already, the American state of California requires that half of all the electricity comes from non carbon-emitting sources by 2030. The mandate for solar panels on homes still requires approval from the Building Standards Commission. More than $42 million in solar energy has already been invested to date in California. The latest mandate will provide further boost to the solar industry statewide, experts believe. While that’s a boost for the solar industry, critics warned that it will also drive up the cost of buying a house by almost $10,000, Bloomberg estimates said.