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  1. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Freshman

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  2. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    It's a despicable move and those on both the state energy panel and the building standards commission need to have their investments and lobbyists on the receiving end of a financial enema.

    That said, the headline is a bit of a misnomer. It's builders and construction companies who are dealing with this on the front end. Homeowners will pay it via their mortgage but they can also opt to buy an older home. So technically, homeowners aren't being forced to install, but they will pay with some bogus promise in supposed energy savings.

    Any time a politician or gubment bureaucrat says something like this, "Energy commission spokeswoman Amber Beck estimated the solar mandate would add an average of $9,500 in construction costs over the 2016 building code, but would save the homebuyer an estimated $19,000 in utility bills over the life of a 30-year mortgage. That amounts to an increased mortgage payment of about $40 per month on average but saves an estimated $80 per month in utility bills," you know it's bullshit.

    In CA, there is no such thing as an average mortgage payment or average utility bill. I imagine the next step will be to require sellers to have solar panels installed prior to listing and inspection.

    But it's really funny when you consider....

    "the state’s solar boom isn’t all sunshine, as the Los Angeles Times energy reporter, Ivan Penn, laid out in a recent investigation. To avoid overloading its electrical grid, California has actually paid neighboring states like Arizona to take surplus renewable energy — dozens of times this year.

    First, Penn explains the good news: “We've had tremendous growth in clean energy — solar and wind in particular,” he says, noting that almost 14 percent of California’s electricity now comes from utility-scale and rooftop solar...

    But the problem, he says, is that California doesn’t have a clear policy to manage all the renewables being added to the grid. “The state is working on it,” he says. “But what that has done has led to us paying other states to take our excess solar power.”

    “If they don't need it but we need to get rid of it, then we might have to actually pay them to take it.”

    In his article, Penn explains that because the solar energy supply fluctuates — as does the state’s demand for electricity — fossil fuel electricity is still needed to bridge the gaps"

    Typical CA. Put more regulations in to place without a plan to deal with consequences. Homeowners will pay more for their new homes but the state will be paying Arizona to take our shit. Lol.
    CajunlostinCali and Winston1 like this.

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