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- May 11, 2018 -


In May 9th, the U.S. state of clean energy "vanguard" in California announced a new rule that all new buildings must be installed solar panels since 2020.

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                                                    The workers are installing solar panels on the roof


In May 9th, the U.S. state of clean energy "vanguard" in California announced a new rule that all new buildings must be installed solar panels since 2020.


According to American Broadcasting Company (ABC) news report, the regulation was proposed by the California Energy Commission to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the state. The new regulations have been widely supported by the construction representatives, the public sector and the solar manufacturers, which can be implemented only by the final approval of the California Construction Standards Committee.


The Commission estimates that adding solar panels will increase the cost of building $9500 (about $60 thousand) per household, but in the next 30 years, they can save about $19000 (about 120 thousand yuan) in terms of energy use. Although the regulation only targets new housing, some homeowners have already installed solar panels on their roofs with subsidy schemes.

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                                                           California public solar project


Reported that California has great enthusiasm for tackling climate change and promoting new energy sources. It sees itself as the leader of clean energy in the United States and has been committed to the development of electric vehicles and the reduction of building carbon emissions. California is also the first market for solar energy installation in the United States. According to the solar energy industry association, more than 5 million households in the state use solar energy.


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                                                          California wind power generation project


However, Republican legislative leaders have raised objections. He believes that the price level of housing in California is already high, and the locals are unable to take on extra and expensive installation fees. Blaine, a member of the Republican parliament, also said that the rule would raise the cost of living and lead to a decline in the standard of living of residents.


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