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San Francisco May Require Solar Panels On All New Buildings

A group of people tour the solar panels on the top of the Moscone Center in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

A group of people tour the solar panels on the top of the Moscone Center in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – New legislation introduced Tuesday by San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener would require all new construction within the city, including residential and commercial buildings, to have solar panels installed. The renewable energy ordinance would make San Francisco the first and only major city in the country to require the installation of solar panels on new buildings. The [legislation] would also help push the city closer toward meeting its goal of having 100 percent of its energy come from a renewable source, according to Wiener’s office.

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