California Energy Commission Adopts Standards Requiring Solar Systems for New Homes

California first US state to require solar on new homes

The cost-effective 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which take effect on January 1, 2020, focus on four key areas: smart residential photovoltaic systems, updated thermal envelope standards (preventing heat transfer from the interior to exterior and vice versa), residential and nonresidential ventilation requirements, and nonresidential lighting requirements.

The installed power capacity of solar power increased from 939 megawatts to 2,978 megawatts year on year, representing a 217 percent rise, according to data released on Monday by Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA).

Under the plan, some new homes, including those located under shade, will be exempt from having solar panels. It needs final approval from California's Building Standards Commission, which typically adopts the energy panel's recommendations when updating the state's building codes.

Philippines chief justice, Duterte's critic, expelled by Supreme Court colleagues
The Congress, controlled by Duterte's allies, was due to vote on an impeachment complaint against Sereno next week. Sereno has the integrity to qualify her to hold the highest position in the Judiciary", De Castro said.

Apple preparing new credit card launch with Goldman Sachs
The titles are as follows: "Goldman Sachs: Packing My Bags" posted on May 02, 2018, " The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc ". Terms, benefits, and other pertinent details are still being worked out between Goldman Sachs and Apple .

Boston Dynamics SpotMini Robot Will Go On Sale In 2019
After almost three decades, Boston Dynamics will finally begin selling its robots, beginning with none other than the SpotMini. The dog-like robot that can open doors and haunt humanity's dreams is now coming to a home near you.

The use of solar power in the United States has increased 600% over the past 6 years or so. Vivek Sharma, Senior Director, Crisil Infrastructure Advisory, said: "The Central Electricity Authority and the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission will have to come out with norms that can allow the sale of hybridised power generated from existing projects".

In the long run, far-sighted local and state leaders, such as Jerry Brown, will have a much larger impact on the direction of climate and energy policy- both here at home and around the world- than will President Trump, whose rhetoric about the revival of the coal industry is just that and nothing more.

"Under these new standards, buildings will perform better than ever, at the same time they contribute to a reliable grid", said Commissioner Andrew McAllister, who is the Energy Commission's lead on energy efficiency. Construction groups, solar manufacturers, and public utilities and other industry groups in the state have expressed support for the move. It applies to single-family houses and multifamily units that are three stories or under. Community-shared solar generation equipment will also be an option. "Now, California is taking bold leadership again, recognizing that solar should be as commonplace as the front door that welcomes you home".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Marvel Studios Confirms Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) for the MCU
May 16, 2018 - 07:49
But others have argued that a younger actress should play the character since Kalama Khan is a teenager after all. She debuted in 2013, and she is one of the very few Muslim characters in the Marvel Comics world.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Late-Night Hosts Tee Off on Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem
May 16, 2018 - 07:48
John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, called Kushner and Ivanka's role in the embassy unveil "outlandish". Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act back in 1995, during Bill Clinton's presidency.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Janoris Jenkins continues to pound drum for Dez Bryant to Giants
May 16, 2018 - 07:46
But he's going to partner with a great quarterback and have somebody that he feels like he can contend for a championship. I still believe Dez can highpoint the football as good as any receiver in the National Football League.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vodafone sees turnaround as profits for 2018 hit £2.5bn
May 15, 2018 - 22:19
Vodafone Chief Executive Vittorio Colao delivers a keynote at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2018. This has led to a mixed full year to 31 March 2018 operating performance, although one that looks pretty decent overall.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Details Emerge From NFL 2nd Round Pick's Pre-Draft Arrest
May 15, 2018 - 22:19
He's now going to be playing in the National Football League near where he grew up. They were charged with criminal damage, and the case is still pending.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top DC United Boss Confirms Rooney Interest
May 15, 2018 - 22:18
Theo Walcott would love Wayne Rooney to stay at Everton as the former England captain weighs up a switch to DC United in MLS. Rooney, Everton's leading goalscorer this season, has become increasingly frustrated with a reduced role under Allardyce.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran official says Europe has 60 days to give nuclear 'guarantees'
May 15, 2018 - 22:18
Yet Trump claimed Iran is on the cusp of threatening the United States with nuclear-armed ballistic missiles. The US action will also put the opening up of American Embassy on May 14 in Jerusalem in a different light.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Taliban battle into west Afghan city in new crisis for government
May 15, 2018 - 22:17
The Taliban are stepping up their spring offensive , in an apparent rejection of a peace talks overture from the government. The Taliban urged the Afghan nation to boycott the elections and said that the country was "occupied" by foreign forces.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook suspends about 200 apps that may have misused data
May 15, 2018 - 22:16
They were just a "typical member of their industry caught in a media firestorm", as Gizmodo put it. Companies like Twitter tend to have access to less private information than Facebook.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Second British amateur rugby player dies on Sri Lanka tour
May 15, 2018 - 22:13
Durham City Rugby Football Club, which oversees the team, confirmed Mr Howard had died after "suffering breathing problems". A second rugby player from Durham has died after being admitted to hospital in Sri Lanka with breathing difficulties.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Florida Governor Rick Scott will attend embassy opening in Jerusalem
May 14, 2018 - 05:02
Among those present were delegates from Guatemala and Paraguay, which will open their own Jerusalem embassies later this month. The agenda will include talks over the controversial United States embassy move, scheduled to take place on Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top [Teams] Man Utd vs Watford: Confirmed Line-Ups From Old Trafford
May 14, 2018 - 04:58
Carrick featured in United's opening foray in the second half though his shot was blocked. I don't know [about the final].

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zarif embarks on journey to save nuclear deal by first visiting China
May 14, 2018 - 04:57
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated his country's commitment to the deal, saying Teheran will continue to implement its liabilities.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ryan Coogler is up for making a female-focused 'Black Panther' spin-off
May 13, 2018 - 09:47
About half of ticket sales were overseas. "My mind is being stretched by what we as people can do", he said. Still, the film also reflected on the dangers of home life as a Black man in Oakland, Calif.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Avengers Infinity War: Dave Bautista Improvised this Memorable Line from Drax
May 13, 2018 - 09:43
Brenda was fine with some of the biggies - Iron Man , Captain America and Hulk - but it went pretty steeply downhill from there. Many also believe that this mysterious cocoon is Captain Marvel , another hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe .