California Energy Commission Adopts Standards Requiring Solar Systems for New Homes

California Energy Commission Adopts Standards Requiring Solar Systems for 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.

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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".

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