Title 24 is a California building code that sets standards for energy efficiency for new building construction. The standards were founded in 1978 in effort to reduce California’s heavy energy consumption. The Title 24 code is updated often to ensure it’s up to date with the newest energy efficiency technologies. Today a Title 24 provision was made in favor of solar panels. If your building is not passing title 24 code in some areas, solar panels can now be used to offset areas that do not meet title 24 code requirements.
This new provision is a big plus for solar power, because there are many new construction projects that are stuck in the process because they don’t meet energy efficiency code requirements. Solar panels can add weight to ensure buildings pass, this will increase the demand for solar panels in California. Wouldn’t you agree?