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City Of Fremont To Require Solar Panels, EV Charger Wiring In New Homes

• by Eric Loveday

In mid-May, the Fremont City Council voted to approve that new housing developments will be required to install solar panels and wiring for electric vehicle charging stations.

As East Bay Times explains:

"The size of the solar panel system mandated for both single-family and multifamily housing built in the city will be determined by the size of the homes on a sliding scale, up to 4,449 square feet. Homes 4,500 square feet or larger will be measured differently, though still subject to the requirements."

This could be a big boost for Tesla's solar division and perhaps even for its premium Solar Roof tile products. Fremont is Tesla's home town, though there's no requirement that builders go with Tesla products.

As for the wiring for EVSEs, the requirement is that new residential and commercial developments with parking spaces are "EV ready." Basically, this means that they need to be pre-wired for future installations of EVSEs.

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