California’s new solar rule will save homeowners a lot of money – Orange County Register: It began almost immediately after the decision: naysayers painting California’s policy requiring solar on new homes as a costly mandate. But any objective assessment shows that the state’s decision will save consumers money; a lot of money, in fact.
Critics threw out wild cost estimates without basis, and presumably without doing the hard work that the California policy makers had done in the years leading up to the decision.
The California Energy Commission studied options for more than two years, meeting extensively with utilities, home builders, our industry and other stakeholders. The commission determined that the new policy would deliver cost savings to homeowners in every part of the state.