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Solar Requirement Law

Camp Fire survivors are not mandated to install solar panels to their homes if they rebuild by a certain date.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 8:28 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2019 8:28 PM

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fire are exempt from a state law& and it could save you thousands of dollars. action news now reporter stephanie lin is live in paradise with the local reaction, stephanie? i just wrapped an interview with former paradise mayor, woody culleton& he is one of hundreds of camp fire survivors working to rebuild& and who could benefit from the new bill signed into law on friday. statewide& starting january 1 of next year& it is mandatory for all new homes to be built with solar panels. but thanks to the new bill, camp fire survivors are free from that rule& as long as they rebuild before january 2023. page: it could really determine whether someone is able to rebuild. or not, depending on their insurance proceeds or not. so this is really big news.///culleton: i think it's a good idea. the cheapest i've been able to find to operate my home with extra energy was 16k. that's&i don't have that extra 16k. as you just heard&woody got an estimate of about 16,000 to add solar to his home& energy experts estimate that going solar can add another 10 to 15 thousand to the cost of rebuilding. so in an area like paradise, where you have retirees and people with lower household incomes, initiatives like the new bill could help ease the financial pressure of rebuilding. governor newsom does mention in his statement that despite the new law he encourages everyone incorporate solar to help reduce energy costs and combat climate change. reporting live in paradise, stephanie lin, action news now. right now 196 building permits have been issued for paradise& town leaders say they have not noticed an immediate spike in rebuild applications since this news broke but expect there to be growing interest in the coming days.
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