Does my ADU require solar?

For new construction, the CA Energy Code 150.1 typically requires a new PV solar system to be installed to meet the prescriptive or performance energy design for the ADU. There are some exceptions, such as (but not limited to) participation in a shared solar electric generation system (CEC 150.1(b)(1), exception), and limited solar access (CEC 150.1(C)14, exception 1).  Solar is not required for attached ADUs or conversions of existing space, including existing permitted attached and detached garages. 

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1. Can a portion of an existing house, garage or other accessory structure be converted to an Accessory Home?
2. Can an Accessory Home be constructed above or attached to a garage?
3. How close can an ADU be to a property line or adjacent building?
4. Are automatic sprinklers required in my ADU?
5. Can I convert my existing garage to an ADU?
6. What kind of egress requirements apply to my ADU?
7. Can a single HVAC system be installed to serve both the primary dwelling and attached ADU?
8. Does my ADU require separate utility meters?
9. Does my ADU require solar?
10. Does my project need to comply with Wildland Urban Interface requirements?