The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to amend the county’s building code to require developers of single-family home projects in unincorporated areas to prepare their new houses for solar panels and electric vehicles.
Houses without south-facing roofs would be exempt.
Supervisor Dave Roberts said the amendments will add about $300-$400 to the price of a new home “which, when you look at the cost to do this after the fact, it’s really inexpensive, and I think greatly will add to the value of the home.”
The measure passed on a 4-1 vote. Supervisor Bill Horn said he didn’t think the supervisors should tell builders how to make homes more attractive to buyers.
— City News Service
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