California’s solar energy mandate was officially implemented at the beginning of this year, making the Golden state the first in the nation to implement a law that obligates all newly constructed houses to have solar panels. Hawaii, Arizona, Maryland, and other states have announced they will follow suit. While the mandate is an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mandated solar panels will negatively impact homeowners by adding thousands of dollars to the cost of housing.

You can read this op-ed by Dr. Kris Pusok and Ana Diaz at The Economic Standard.