Gallery: Lancaster, California to Require All New Homes to Have Solar P...


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We’ve heard of mandatory recycling and composting, but mandatory solar panels? Lancaster, California — a small city of about 150,000 people in the high desert near Los Angeles — is planning to update its residential zoning code to require homebuilders to add solar panels to all new-construction homes. The move was announced by Republican mayor Rex Parris while speaking at an event hosted by Lancaster homebuilder KB Home. The new requirement would require all new-construction single-family homes built after January 1, 2014 to include at lease a 1.0 kilowatt solar system.

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  1. Nancy Phillips March 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    So intelligent and smart about economic benefits to both users and installers. Also a great help to our environment.

  2. Jeffrey Johnson March 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

    That is fantastic news! Using solar powerecd renewable energy accompanied by 3M window film on the glazing would really make an impact on energy savings!

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