Beating the electric bill, eliminating emissions, making apartments more sustainable for the environment. These are the Challenges that California has taken on and is seemingly well on the way to meeting. Since 2013, the state’s Energy Department certified 700 zero energy homes, environmentally friendly and convenient for their inhabitants who have no energy costs. The plan is to reach 1000 zero emission homes this year and a total of 3000 by 2017. Furthermore, in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission, there is ongoing research on daily family energy consumption to develop or adjust, the appropriate clean energy technology for the zero emission homes. Aside from solar panels, the homes will use led lighting, a system for water and liquid recycling, batteries for power storage and inverters for the modulation of energy from the solar panels.