California Warms to Solar Homes; Other States May Give a Cold Shoulder

REBECCA BEITSCH | February 4, 2019

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This story has been updated to clarify the contribution California’s solar mandate will make to the state’s increase in solar energy production. California’s first-in-the-nation requirement that all new homes have solar panels is a giant leap toward its goal of a fossil-free future, but the challenge of managing a surge of electricity to the grid could keep other states even sun-soaked ones from following suit. Opposition from utilities and homebuilders, and a slower return on investment, also could stall similar efforts in other states.

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