California Solar Forecast Bumped By 14% Over 4 Years By Solar Mandate

Australia on track to meet 2020 Renewable Energy Target

During the recent voting, the California Energy Commission voted 5-0 in favour of the legislation under which it will be mandatory for all new houses and buildings - up to three storeys - to install solar panels by 2020.

Under the plan, some new homes, including those located under shade, will be exempt from having solar panels.

According to the California Energy Commission (CEC), 74,154 new single-family homes would be built in 2020, which could translate into the addition of 222 MW of solar capacity at a size of 3 kW per home for that year. It represents the state's latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Solar energy production systems could offer a new option for Farmers in Southern Illinois that could help them save money, become more self sufficient and become more environmentally friendly. This decision by California which is highly likely to be followed by at least some other states will accelerate this exponential growth.

Southern California Edison (SCE) supports the California Energy Commission's adoption of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards ("Title 24").

The minimum amount of solar power required by the new standards wouldn't be enough to meet all the needs of most homes. The key objective of this policy is to provide a framework for promotion of large grid connected wind-solar PV hybrid system for optimal and efficient utilization of transmission infrastructure and land, reducing the variability in renewable power generation and achieving better grid stability.

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds
The update rolls out beginning today and should be available to most users by early next week. There was no way to skip tracks without summoning the Google Assistant, for instance.

"We are the first, we will not be the last", commissioner David Hochschild said after the new mandate was adopted.

"That's just going to drive the cost up and make California, once again, not affordable to live", Assemblyman Brian Dahle, the chamber's GOP leader, said Tuesday.

"Farmers are dealing with and living in nature regularly, and so they are thinking long-term money wise, but they are also thinking long-term for the environment its kind of a flawless balance for farmers to think solar", Beck said.

California is already the nation's No. 1 market for solar installation.

California has set a goal of all residential buildings being "zero net energy", meaning they produce as much energy as they consume.

Related News:

  • Facebook Removed 2.5 Million Pieces of Hate Speech in the First Quarter

    Facebook Removed 2.5 Million Pieces of Hate Speech in the First Quarter

    During that period, Facebook removed 583 million fake accounts and 836 million spam posts, images, videos and comments. Facebook released its Community Standards Enforcement Report to showcase what the company done to protect its users.
    Lawmakers Increase 2018 Budget By N508bn

    Lawmakers Increase 2018 Budget By N508bn

    The delay had prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a deadline to heads of all MDAs to defend their budgets unfailingly. Also, the budget has just been laid before the House of Representatives by the Appropriations Committee.
    Neuer Makes A Surprise Return In Low's Provisional List

    Neuer Makes A Surprise Return In Low's Provisional List

    Germany have reached at least the semifinals of all five tournaments they've competed at since. Die Mannschaft's final warm-up games are against Austria on June 3 and Saudi Arabia on June 8.
  • Muqtada al-Sadr Alliance Wins Elections in Iraq

    Muqtada al-Sadr Alliance Wins Elections in Iraq

    Sadr has led two uprisings against US forces in Iraq and is one of the few Shiite leaders to distance himself from Iran . It may be Abadi, Reuters reports, who has signaled a willingness to work with Sadr to form a working government.
    Ronaldo, Carvajal back in full Real Madrid training

    Ronaldo, Carvajal back in full Real Madrid training

    Messi told TyC Sports on Tuesday that "it would be awful , for all that Ney means to Barcelona ". I never set out to be the best, second best, third or fourth.
    Golf champ's wife attacked him after he bombed at tournament

    Golf champ's wife attacked him after he bombed at tournament

    She told deputies her mother-in-law attacked her, but she insisted "everything was fine", the report said. Police arrived to a residence rented by the Glovers on Saturday night due to a disturbance 911 call.
  • Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse

    Facebook suspends 200 apps over possible data misuse

    They also indicated they would study the company's response to their questions as they weighed up what to do next. This illustration picture taken on April 19, 2018 in Paris shows the tablet and smartphone app for Facebook.
    Child Found, Mother Arrested After Tulsa Police Issue Amber Alert

    Child Found, Mother Arrested After Tulsa Police Issue Amber Alert

    Anybody with information about Taheerah Ahmad's or Hafsa's whereabout is asked to immediately call police at 918-596-COPS (2677). An Amber Alert has been issued for the 7-year-old woman, who police described as carrying a peach-colored, ankle-length costume.
    American Airlines expands list of banned emotional support animals

    American Airlines expands list of banned emotional support animals

    This includes not only insects, goats and hedgehogs, but also ferrets, spiders, and non-household birds, like chickens and hawks. The airline says insects, goats, and hedgehogs are just some of the animals that can not travel as comfort animals .
  • Ireland beaten by Pakistan after gutsy debut Test effort

    Ireland beaten by Pakistan after gutsy debut Test effort

    Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam were tasked with rebuilding the Pakistan innings and ensuring their side avoided an ignominious defeat. Pakistan VS Ireland test match initially restricted to four days as the rain dishearted the fans on Friday.
    Paolo Guerrero suspension upheld and extended

    Paolo Guerrero suspension upheld and extended

    Guerrero will now be banned for 14 months — an "appropriate sanction.in light of Mr. Guerrero's degree of fault" — until January, the court said in a statement .
    Keyless Cars May Be Causing Deaths, According To New Report

    Keyless Cars May Be Causing Deaths, According To New Report

    In addition to the more than 28 people who have died due to the ignition issues, more than 45 have been injured. But a wireless key opens the possibility for a driver to exit a vehicle with the key without turning it off.


Most liked

Packers Not Expected To Sign Dez Bryant
- Not that it should come as much of a shock, but the chances that Dez Bryant ends up in Green Bay took a hit on Tuesday. Bryant will likely have to keep looking for a new team as opportunities continue to dwindle throughout the offseason.

Manchester City earn record-breaking farewell for Yaya with 3-1 win
But their game is not all about strangling and picking off the other team, it's much more positive than that. With English records tumbling, Europe offers the final frontier for Guardiola's history makers.

Project Maven: Nearly a dozen Google employees have reportedly quit in protest
However, the employees in the San Francisco Bay Area have condemned Google's decision of getting into the "business of war". It means that a drone would be able to pick out a known terrorist in a crowd and centre any attack on that area.

Who Is Thomas Markle? Meghan Markle's Dad Bails on Royal Wedding
But TMZ said Markle Sr had "now decided not to go because he doesn't want to embarrass the royal family or his daughter". She said , 'Can I say yes? "This was his decision entirely", a source tells ET of the bride-to-be's father .

A British Rugby player dies in Sri Lanka
Mr Howard's post-mortem examination did not reveal any existing injury or illness that might have caused his death. Thomas Howard and Tom Baty, both 26, fell ill on Sunday morning having been to a nightclub until the early hours.

I don't think I would fit in 'Race' family, says Salman Khan
Everyone has been treated equally in the film. "I don't like the kind of exposing (skin show) franchise is known for". But Salman had stated the reason for the delay in one of his tweet when he said they weren't ready with the trailer.

40 feared drowned as boat capsizes in Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh
Even before one come to terms with it, the fresh tragedy of capsizing of a boat carrying wedding troupe come as a huge shocker. While Navy divers were airlifted to the spot, NDRF , SDRF, Fire and other rescue teams reached by rubber boats.

Former Premier League defender Jlloyd Samuel dies in auto crash
Manchester United's Ashley Young remembered how Samuel had "taken him under his wing" when he started out at Aston Villa . The driver of the van, a 54-year-old man, has also sustained serious injuries and is now being treated in hospital.

Apple's California Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Continues to Grow
Last April, Apple first received a permit to test autonomous vehicles in the state starting with only three Lexus Rx450h SUVs. Chief Executive Officer at Apple , Tim Cook called self-driving a core technology that we view as very important.

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim freed from jail
Mahathir is the leader of the ruling alliance and Anwar's PKR won the majority of parliamentary seats in the group. The royal pardon is crucial for the PKR leader who plans to return to politics after his release.

Next Chelsea manager: Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez discusses Blues target
But Newcastle fans have heard it all before. "I think it is different because you are talking about the league", he said. The season also ended on a high at St James', with Rafa Benitez' men beating top-four chasing Chelsea 3-0.

North Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Maker Purdue Pharma
Also, Nevada and the other litigating states continue to engage in ongoing settlement discussions with Purdue and other companies. In a statement, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma denied the claims and said the company will defend itself.

Bestselling author Tom Wolfe dies in NY
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that Wolfe's "wry wit and sharp observations defined an era of life in New York ". Writer Joseph Epstein wrote in The New Republic: "As a titlist of flamboyance, he is without peer in the Western world".

Putin drives truck across new bridge linking annexed Crimea to Russia
Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, drawing sanctions and prompting a deterioration in ties with the West. The United States said the bridge opening was an attempt to solidify Moscow's "unlawful seizure" of the Ukrainian territory.

WHO Calls for Global Ban on Trans Fat
Partially hydrogenated oils were first introduced into the food supply in the early 20th century as a replacement for butter. The agency estimates that every year trans-fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease.