BASF Corporation and utility provider SolarCity have signed an agreement whereby solar electricity will be offered from SolarCity to power new builds constructed under BASF’s Beyond High Performance home programme.
The programme, which is being offered by the Center for Building Excellence at BASF, provides consulting, plan reviews and training which enable homebuilders to construct sustainable houses affordably. As part of the programme, SolarCity will offer solar energy at rates lower than utility rates.
“Partnering with SolarCity is another example of how BASF is providing the right tools and concepts for homebuilders to construct sustainable houses affordably,” said Rick Davenport, Director of Sustainable Construction for BASF in North America.
“As part of the BEYOND.High Performance program, SolarCity can support homebuilders who are committed to building net-zero energy homes. Those homes will offer homeowners substantial energy savings and the convenience of a modern home that runs on a clean, renewable source of energy,” said Walter Cuculic, National Manager of Builder Programs, SolarCity.
SolarCity also operates its own home building programme called Homebuilder Partner Program. Launched two year ago, SolarCity’s installations for new homebuilder construction grew by more than 350% from 2011 to 2012.