California law already states that all new buildings with 10 floors or less must have at least 15 per cent of their rooftops solar ready. Photo: Reuters/Tim Wimborne

San Francisco becomes the first big US city to require solar panels on new buildings

From January 1, 2017, any construction that is less than 10 floors will need to have solar panels fitted

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California law already states that all new buildings with 10 floors or less must have at least 15 per cent of their rooftops solar ready. Photo: Reuters/Tim Wimborne
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