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Senate Bill 60 (SB 60) requires photovoltaic systems in new public schools and changes the definition of building system in the Public School Capital Outlay Act.Legislation Overview:
Senate Bill 60 (SB 60) requires all new residential construction after 1 July 2023 to include photovoltaic systems, whether grid-tied, grid-hybrid or an off-grid system, of at least one watt per square foot of heated space and electrical receptacles for charging electric vehicles. SB 60 directs the Electric Bureau to recommend rules for the commission’s approval to implement this section. SB 60 would be effective 1 July 2023.Current Law:
Current Law: The Public School Capital Outlay Act has no requirements for the installation of photovoltaic systems at new public schools.Amendments:
1/27/23 The Senate Education Committee amended SB 60 (SB 60A SEC) by requiring a school that is subject to the photovoltaic systems to be approved rather than just proposed. It dilutes the absolute standard that the photovoltaic system will meet the school’s entire energy needs to a majority of the school’s energy needs.