30 May '16, 12am

Solar Panels Mandated for Muscle Beach and

Solar Panels Mandated for Muscle Beach and

This coming Wednesday the City of Santa Monica will begin mandating the installation of a solar electric photovoltaic system on all new building. Santa Monica joins the California cities of Lancaster and Sebastopol which started requiring rooftop solar installations in 2013, and San Francisco which similar law , for building under 10 stories tall, takes effect January 1, 2017. On April 26, 2016, Santa Monica, which lies west of downtown Los Angeles, adopted local amendments to the California Energy Code. All building permit applications, including for alterations to the city’s iconic Muscle Beach, will now be subject to these local amendments, which include: All new one and two family dwellings are required to install a solar electric photovoltaic system with a minimum total wattage 1.5 times the square footage of the dwelling or a photovoltaic system or other renewable en...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/2016/05/articles/co...

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