San Francisco Is Going Solar — One New Building At A Time
Starting next year, San Francisco will require new buildings to install solar panels.By Leah Becerra | April 20, 2016
San Francisco just became the first major U.S. metro to require new buildings to install solar panels.
The new ordinance will help the city reach its goal of eventually becoming 100 percent powered by clean energy.
An op-ed in the San Francisco Examiner said that based on projects in the pipeline, the law would result in 50,000 solar panels, which could prevent some 26.3 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.