"It absolutely will increase the cost of homes", says Lisa Vorderbrueggen, director of governmental affairs for the Bay Area Building Industry Association.
The measure now moves toward final approval later this year by the state's Building Standards Commission.
In the long-term, building more homes - soon with solar panels - could drive down living costs in the Golden State.
The commission estimates solar panels would boost construction costs for a single-family home by roughly $10,000.
California has struggled with an affordable housing crisis in recent years.
The approved requirement is expected to give a strong lift to California's already hot solar market. They would still have to draw some of their electricity from the power grid.
"The combination of rooftop solar and the option to add energy storage systems as an efficiency compliance credit provides builders with an attractive, cost-effective option to fully electrify homes", Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, said in a statement.
'This is a very bold and visionary step that we're taking, ' said David Hochschild, a member of the Energy Commission.
Few industry groups outwardly oppose the plan after working for years with the commission to shape the regulations.
But Republican legislative leaders argue Californians can not afford to pay any more for housing in what is already an extremely expensive market.
The commission estimates that 117,000 single family homes and 48,000 multi-family units will be constructed in California in 2020.
The new mandate does offer exceptions where solar power is not feasible or cost effective, such as homes located entirely under shade. If there is battery storage installed, the size of the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system could be smaller.
California is already the nation's No. 1 market for solar installation. This means that a house would have to generate as much energy as it used.
The state updates its building codes, including energy efficiency standards, once every three years.
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But now police do not think Zarzycki was Ream's only murder victim, and believe he might have even been a serial killer. Ream is serving life in prison for the slaying of another girl whose body was found nearby several years ago.
Prior to taking the stage, Swift posed with her "stadium tour mates", Cabello and Charli XCX . "I was speechless. Swift took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal Perry extended a literal olive branch to her via the mail.
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Under Clifford, the Hornets went to the playoffs just twice in five seasons and failed to win a playoff series. Last year, Borrego turned down the head coaching job at UNM, paving the way for the Lobos hiring Paul Weir.
Sanders said US President Donald Trump had a briefing with the members of the US team on Monday morning. Last week, a seven-member USA delegation returned to Washington and briefed Trump on their meeting.
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The producer of the film, Mike Gasparro, handed over text messages to authorities from Zimmerman that threatened Warren. A deputy told Warren to ask Zimmerman to stop contacting him, but Zimmerman allegedly refused to stop.
He wouldn't have won any popularity contests among these attorneys either, but again, he was well respected. Manafort's charges in Virginia relate to bank fraud and other financial allegations from years ago.
Ingram enjoyed his best of seven National Football League seasons in 2017, rushing 230 times for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. Today, in a statement released to the public by Ingram's agency, we learned a few things about Ingram's positive test.
ZTE said its main business operations have ceased due to a 7-year supply ban imposed by the USA government, Reuters reported . Last month, the US Commerce Department blocked American firms from selling parts or providing services to ZTE until 2025.
Pompeo said on Tuesday that he planned to broach the issue of the prisoners with the North Koreans during his visit. The U.S. and its allies, in turn, have responded with escalating sanctions meant to hobble North Korea's economy.