The EPA recently came out with stricter rules that would require U.S. power plants to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions and California already has a big head-start. 

The new rules announced Monday would require the nation's power plants to cut their carbon emissions by 30% by 2030, but for almost a decade, California has been a leader in reducing greenhouse gases.

Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, and since then, the state has already been on the road to reducing our carbon emissions to 1990 standards by the time we reach 2020. 

So California will only have to reduce emissions by only 23% to meet the new standards. With other states having to catch up and possibly tapping into our state's solar panel industry, California may be seeing more business.