Mandatory Solar Hot Water for New Homes: Don’t Believe It

·By Michael Levine

Many new homes are taking advantage of a loophole in the new Hawaii law requiring solar water heater systems. Instead, they’re using gas to heat their water.


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  1. This sentence and the following paragraph and table were updated on Nov. 17 to include data [pdf] provided by the County of Kauai.