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Sun May 6, 2018, 04:38 PM

California to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homes



For seven years, a handful of homebuilders offered solar as an optional item to buyers willing to pay extra to go green.

Now, California is on the verge of making solar standard on virtually every new home built in the Golden State.

The California Energy Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 9, on new energy standards mandating most new homes have solar panels starting in 2020.

If approved as expected, solar installations on new homes will skyrocket.

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https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/04/california-to-become-first-u-s-state-mandating-solar-on-new-homes/



Good for California.

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Reply California to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homes (Original post)
Uncle Joe May 2018 OP
dameatball May 2018 #1
Uncle Joe May 2018 #2
Iliyah May 2018 #5
Civic Justice May 2018 #3
Uncle Joe May 2018 #4
RandomAccess May 2018 #6
Uncle Joe May 2018 #7
Bayard May 2018 #8
Uncle Joe May 2018 #9
msongs May 2018 #10
Uncle Joe May 2018 #11

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:41 PM

1. Franklin Graham: If God wanted us to have solar he would have put us on Mercury.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:42 PM

2. ...

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Response to dameatball (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:10 PM

5. LOL

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:53 PM

3. We can thank Obama for being a champion of clean energy..

 

It would have advanced sooner but if people remember how republican fought against clean energy and definitely against solar, because they did not want to support anything Obama embarked upon.

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Response to Civic Justice (Reply #3)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:01 PM

4. Republican distaste for clean sustainable energy

can be traced back to Jimmy Carter/Ronald Reagan days.

https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-white-house-solar-panels-3322255

Republicans can't seem to dream big or they simply don't care about the big picture.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:14 PM

6. Fabulous

 

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #6)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:18 PM

7. Agreed

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:30 PM

8. I knew a couple when I lived in CA

That had large solar panels on their house. They generated enough electricity to sell some back to PG&E.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #8)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:31 PM

9. There really is no logical reason as to why millions of Americans

shouldn't be in the same position as your friends.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:06 PM

10. next step - require retrofitting of current houses. that's where the biggest source is nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #10)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:10 PM

11. I agree, msongs. n/t

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