Includes Visionary Solar Plus Storage Option
SACRAMENTO/First one in and Making it official. Yes folks, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) unanimously confirmed the new standards. Standards that require solar on new homes in California starting in 2020. This final regulatory vote confirms that the California Energy Commission (CEC). Especially since the CEC followed the correct process in developing the new rules established in May. Therefore making California the first state in the country with the clean energy requirement. The new rules include a solar plus storage option to give consumers more clean energy choices.
“It’s officially official. Solar is required on new California homes starting in 2020,” said Kelly Knutsen, Director of Technology Advancement for the California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA). “These highly energy-efficient and solar-powered homes will save families. Save them money on their energy bills from the moment they walk through their front door.”
Homebuyers will also have a solar plus storage option. Therefore allowing their home-grown clean energy to work for them day and night.
The CBSC voted today to confirm that the CEC followed the correct process to increase the clean energy requirements in the California Building Energy Standards. Updated every three years through a rigorous stakeholder process, the standards require California homes and businesses to meet strong energy efficiency measures, lowering their energy use.