Friday, June 27, 2008

Hawaii Requires Solar Heaters in New Homes

by The Associated Press
June 27, 2008

Hawaii has become the first state to require solar water heaters in new homes. Gov. Linda Lingle, a Republican, has signed into law a bill requiring the energy-saving systems in homes starting in 2010. The new law prohibits issuing building permits for single-family homes that do not have solar water heaters. Some exceptions will be allowed, like for houses in forested areas.

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