If you're planning on buying a new home in California, get ready for one very noticeable feature. Solar Panels. California has officially become the first state to require all new homes be built with solar panels.
The changes, which would go into effect in 2020, update the building code to require all new homes be equipped with the renewable energy technology. Homebuilders will have to spend between $8,000 and $12,000 per house, but they say it will save homeowners around $80 a month on heating, cooling and lighting bills.
President Trump earlier this year had introduced a 30 percent tariff on solar panel technology. California was a big critic of that move.
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