Hawaii Solar Water-Heating Becomes Law

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle has signed into law a bill requiring all new single-family residences built in Hawaii to feature solar water-heating systems. The new law prohibits issuing building permits for single-family homes that do not have solar water heaters.

The bill – introduced by Sen. Gary Hooser, D-Kauai, Niihau – passed the Hawaii State Legislature in May. With the governor's signature, the policy will take effect in 2010.

SOURCE: Office of Sen. Gary Hooser

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