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California Leads In Net-Zero Homes As Costs Drop

February 14th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Half a dozen California cities are hosting enough net-zero homes to place the state in first place nationally among other states like Arizona where the net-zero trend is catching on rapidly, both among legislators and among leading homebuilders. This trend is expected to accelerate markedly over the coming decade, as the cost of adding net-zero features, including solar, drops by 50%


California Requires Solar Panels On New Homes 5 Years After 1st California City Did

May 10th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

California can stand up against whatever flavor of the year Washington, D.C., tries to impose on the rest on the country. As the world's 5th largest economy, it continues to push for renewable energy and electric vehicles despite an unruly political landscape that has slowed down cleaning up our pollution. Once more, California has forged ahead, with the latest news being that it is requiring most new homes to be solar energy ready


Net-Zero Solar Homes with $0 Electric Bills (& You Can Win One)

May 5th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Well, this is outside the realm of what I normally cover, but this is pretty cool. A commercial home builder, Meritage Homes, has started offering net-zero, super-green homes. With a starting price of $140,000 and incomparable electric bills, these are affordable and green. With solar panels as part of the package, you don't even have to go through the simple trouble of finding an installer and getting solar added -- probably the biggest obstacle to people going solar



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