20 Jul '17, 1pm

16-year-old inspires U.S. city to pass law requiring solar panels on all new homes

16-year-old inspires U.S. city to pass law requiring solar panels on all new homes

Under the law, new homes will have to have 175 square feet of solar panels per 1,000 square feet of roof area in the sun, or 2.75 kilowatts per 1,000 square feet of living space – whichever one is less. If the house is constructed beneath trees already there it may be exempt. If more than 75 percent of an existing home is being replaced by renovations , or if a home is being extended by 75 percent, the new law will apply as well. On Tuesday, the law passed, with only commissioner Josh Liebman voting against it. Liebman said he’s not against solar power but is for freedom of choice. The law will go into effect in September.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/16-year-old-inspires-u-s-city-to-pas...

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