California heads toward requiring solar panels on all new houses

California heads toward requiring solar panels on all new houses, by Andrew Khouri.

California is set to become the first state to require solar panels on all newly built single-family houses. The mandate is expected to save buyers money in the long run but also raise their upfront costs at a time many are already struggling to afford a mortgage.

The state’s Energy Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the rules, which are expected to pass and take effect in 2020. The regulations, which would also apply to new multifamily buildings of three stories or fewer, don’t need the approval of the Legislature.

The bureaucrats know what is best for you, and have the means to enforce it. How did this happen?

hat-tip Charles