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Solar for Residential Construction Minimum Requirements

Under the 2016 California Energy Code, new residential and non-residential developments must be designed to be "solar ready" by providing for a solar pathway that will enable future solar installations.

Residential Mandatory Requirements

Non-Residential Mandatory Requirements

Solar Ready Home Minimum Requirements

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) published a “Zero-Emission Vehicle Community Readiness Guidebook” which provides helpful information for local governments, residents and businesses. Website: http://opr.ca.gov/docs/ZEV_Guidebook.pdf


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A home solar panel system consists of several solar panels, an inverter, a battery, a charge regulator, wiring, and support materials. Sunlight is absorbed by the solar panels and is converted to electricity by the installed system. The battery stores electricity that can be used at a later time, like cloudy days or during the evening.  Learn more about solar.

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