25 Apr '16, 8am

San Francisco to Require Rooftop Solar On New Construction

San Francisco to Require Rooftop Solar On New Construction

San Francisco, the city by the bay, is serious about tackling climate change. To that end, last week the city’s board of supervisors passed an ordinance that requires the installation of solar panels on all new residential and commercial buildings built in the city, beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, the ordinance passed unanimously, making San Francisco the first major U.S. city to require that solar panels be installed on new construction. Two smaller California cities have already passed similar ordinances. The board cited a number of reasons why San Francisco needs the ordinance based on its “climatic, topological, and geological conditions.” And those conditions include the city being a coastal one that it is on the tip of a peninsula. As such, it is vulnerable to sea-level rise. The ordinance acknowledges that the city is “already experien...

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