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.
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Source: Green Tech Media