San Francisco requires solar panels to be installed on new buildings

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed legislation to require solar panels be installed on new residential and commercial buildings constructed in the city.

According to a press release, this move makes San Francisco the first major city in the country to require solar to be installed on new construction. The legislation, according to the release, has the support of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment, the U.S. Green Buildings Council, the Building Inspection Commission, and Brightline Defense, a non-profit that supports the creation of sustainable environments in low-income communities and communities of color.

The legislation also has the support of Aztec Solar.

California cities are ahead of the curve when it comes to clean energy. In December, San Diego became the largest U.S. city to commit to 100 percent clean energy. San Francisco has made a similar commitment along with 14 other U.S. cities, including Burlington, VT and Aspen, CO, showing that the 100 percent clean energy is the new standard for climate leadership. Aztec Solar encourages more California cities, including those in the Sacramento region, to follow suit and commit to 100 percent clean energy.

Aztec Solar is currently supporting the Sierra Club’s #ReadyFor100 campaign, which is urging mayors in cities across the country to commit to 100 percent clean energy.

Do you want to be part of the clean energy/solar movement and save on your energy bill at the same time?

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