SMUD solar option for new homes hits roadblock with regulators

An option for builders to use off-site community solar power for new homes appears on hold as not a single community solar project has been approved by the state.

California’s solar mandate goes into effect in January, requiring all new single-family home construction to be built with access to renewable energy. Some solar energy advocates say the spirit of that law is that every home have solar on its roof. 

But the California Energy Commission, earlier this year, approved a plan where community…


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