California's new homes to have solar by 2020; SunRun shares jump

10 May, 2018, 06:43 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
  • California homes may soon be equipped with solar panels

Critics said the new measures will drive up the cost of building new homes by almost $10,000, in a state already facing a housing crisis and soaring construction costs.

"This is a landmark vote today", said David Hochschild, one of CEC's five commissioners who unanimously approved the measure that was part of a revision to California's Building Efficiency Standards, which are updated every three years.

The regulation is the culmination of 10 years' worth of consultations between state regulators and industry groups such as California Building Industry Association, which apparently deemed the mandate inevitable and generally supported it in its final form.

"By adopting this policy we can expand solar power throughout California, which is more crucial than ever as Donald Trump and the federal administration try to reverse all the progress we have made to combat climate change", Wiener said in a statement. The new rule is expected to increase that number to about 80,000.

The regulation does not take effect immediately and must also obtain the approval of the state's Building Standards Commission, AP explained, an action which presumably is likely.

Some critics, though, question the wisdom of the transition to solar at a time when California is struggling with a dire housing crisis and skyrocketing housing costs. But consumers would get that money and more back in energy savings, according to the commission. That means homeowners with the rooftop solar systems will be able to capture cheap electricity during the middle of the day and to keep that power onsite for evening hours when rates tend to go up. 1 solar market in the US, with more than 5 million homes powered by solar and more than 15% of its electricity generated by solar, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, an industry group.

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While California continues to produce massive amounts of oil and gas, the state's solar industry has simultaneously blossomed over the last two decades.

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Effectively integrating a growing supply of intermittent solar and wind energy will require adding far more storage, transmission, and smart grid systems.

There are still significant upfront costs of requiring the solar panels on rooftops of new homes.

While the new standards were praised by environmentalists, detractors point out that California is already dealing with a historic housing shortage.

Testifying Wednesday at the commission hearing, a representative from a coalition of major gas and electricity providers, including the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, said utility companies approved of the changes, calling them cost effective and technically feasible.

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