KB Home advised that it would be taking its solar initiative and implementing it across all 28 of its communities in Southern California after receiving positive results from its SunPower solar power systems. The new standard feature is expected to save homeowners US$2,000 annually on energy costs.
Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer of KB Home’s, commented, “The response to our solar initiative has been overwhelmingly positive and we are excited to expand our program so that many more homebuyers in Southern California can take advantage of this unique opportunity.”
The KB Home solar initiative was launched this past March and saw the homebuilder include a 1.4kWp SunPower system with homes in 10 of its Southern California communities. The homebuilder advised that after positive consumer interest, and its own desire to give homeowner’s a chance to save more money, KB Home’s chose to increase the number of communities participating in the initiative and the size of the solar system. The new standard solar system will be 1.8kWp with over half of the 28 participating communities featuring a 2.25kWp or 3.15kWp solar system as the standard.