City Embraces Solar Mandate

There’s something about solar in California. The state has continued to rank the highest in solar energy production in the last few years, but is it because of a new trend?

The town of Sebastopol in western Sonoma County is looking to pass an aggressive ordinance that will require residential and commercial buildings to include a solar-power-generating system or pay an in-lieu fee. With the new ordinance, a 2,500 square-foot home would need a 5-kilowatt system, or have its output meet three-quarters of the building’s electrical load on an annual basis.

This follows another California city, Lancaster, who earlier this year required solar on new houses.

In an effort to promote clean energy, should solar be mandated? Sound off in the comments.

Source: Green Tech Media

 

By Gaylen Davenport

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Worldwide provides clients complete turnkey energy efficiency evaluation and solutions. Our focus is in energy saving measures that offer the most savings and financial incentives, creating a rapid return on investment. What sets Worldwide apart is our ability to design, install and certify our installations to qualify for the Federal tax incentives for energy efficiency, then provide the documentation necessary to secure the tax incentives. Worldwide has recently entered the renewable energy field at the request of several of our clients.

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