Rhode Island lawmaker wants to require solar on new homes and parking lots
A freshman lawmaker in Rhode Island has opened a provocative discussion: why not mandate solar panels on most new construction?
Rep. Jennifer Boylan, a Democrat who has solar panels on her home in Barrington, said she sees every instance in which a new building goes up without solar panels as “a missed opportunity.”
So she drafted a bill that would require all new single-family dwellings in the state to have a solar energy system large enough to meet at least 80% of the dwelling’s estimated annual average electricity use. The mandate would also apply to multifamily dwellings and commercial buildings up to 10 stories high.
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Source: Energy News
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