Building a new home? Solar Panels a new requirement in South Miami

In South Miami, a new law was just passed that requires new homes being built to have solar panels installed as a part of the construction.  This is an exciting development for the solar industry, and for the renewable energy economy as a whole.  Far too often, new home construction is done without a thought to solar, when in actuality it is the very best time to consider it.  The ability to orient a home or design a roof plane to best fit and situate solar panels can dramatically impact the production, and feasibility of any project.  Solar is here to stay, and what better way to use all the space on our roofs than to create some energy from the sun?

Below is an article that appeared on www.miamiherald.com summarizing the new ordinance:

South Miami passed a new law on July 18, 2017, requiring all new homes built in the city to have solar panels, the first such measure in Florida. The law, which goes into effect in September, also applies to some residential renovations. Al Diaz adiaz@miamiherald.com
South Miami passed a new law on July 18, 2017, requiring all new homes built in the city to have solar panels, the first such measure in Florida. The law, which goes into effect in September, also applies to some residential renovations. Al Diaz adiaz@miamiherald.com

New homes will now require solar panels in South Miami, a first in Florida