California’ solar power laws stand to be more energy-efficient than cost efficient for residents. Over two years, new homeowners in California can now look forward to a surprise on top of their houses. According to the new law set by California’ Energy Commission, solar panels will replace the pre-existing electrical energy source in households as of 2020. Solar power laws in California apply to residential households up to 3-storeys high.
The question in a current and future residents mind is; how much will this add to the high cost of owning a house in the state? Regional records show that the average house in the six-county region now costs $40 000 more than it did last year. The high peaking price is due to the 8.4% rise in March of 2018. It is yet to be seen how interested buyers will cope with the change of the new energy source.
Why is California implementing solar-energy in two years?
The rule is the first of its kind in all of the 50 states in the US. It will come into effect in 2020 as a small part of the date set by the California Green House Gas Emission Standards set to achieve carbon emission reducing goals by the year 2030. The CEC (California Energy Commission) hopes to at the least half the usage of electricity by the year 2030. The renewable energy among other non-carbon emitting energy sources will replace half of the preceding source of electricity, with smart solar battery a leading option.
Amber Beck, a spokeswoman for Energy Commission had an interesting counter-statement to the inevitability of residents paying more for this energy. She states “a resident who pays the mortgage will be impacted in the initial stages of undertaking this renewable energy in their home, but will save twice more of the increased percentage in mortgage through drastically reduced utility fees”. This is yet to be proved
Silver linings in the sunny state for construction companies
The sunny California state is perfect for the implantation of solar energy. Other states such as New Jersey & Washington among others have taken measures to implement policies that mandate solar energy to increase energy-efficiency. California leads all the other states as it has 19% of its state’ electricity solar powered. This has been effective in providing about 90 000 of the 40 million population with employment. Construction buildings are keen on the opportunity brought on by the employment of renewable energy.
The California CEC requirements help the construction industry to raise the costs to build houses. For residential houses, requirements for builders state that they should build houses that support the sun-powered energy. They can also opt to build houses that come with a pre-installed solar energy system including smart solar battery and affect the overall price of one unit or devise a system that is able to act as a hub to power a collection of houses. This will make houses cost a quarter more than they already do.
How can the Californian resident prepare for the change?
Among the issues pertaining to the new implementation, the time in which residents get to use energy is another objection worth bringing up. It will be costly if a resident’s household doesn’t have an energy storage device such as a battery to use when there is no sunlight. Preparing for spending more on housing is of the utmost importance to survive solar energy laws in California