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Solar requirement law could save Camp Fire survivors money

Beginning on January 1st of 2020, throughout the state, it will be mandatory for all new homes to be built with solar panels.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 8:53 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A new state law could save money for Camp Fire survivors who are rebuilding and possibly encourage more to do so.

Beginning on January 1st of 2020, throughout the state, it will be mandatory for all new homes to be built with solar panels.

Though, due to a new bill, Camp Fire survivors are exempt from having to install solar, as long as they rebuild before January 2023.

"It could really determine whether someone is able to rebuild or not, depending on their insurance proceeds or not," said Laura Page, Paradise's Disaster Recovery Manager.

Energy experts estimate that building solar panels can add another $10,000 to $15,000 to the cost of rebuilding.

Governor Newsom said despite the new law, he does encourage all Californians to incorporate solar to reduce energy costs and combat climate change.

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