In a continuation of their partnership since 2005, SunPower and Pardee Homes are coming together once again for the development of nine new home communities in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. In three communities in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, as part of Pardee’s “Summer of Solar” promotion, 1.4KW SunPower SunTile solar electric systems are included as a standard feature of the homes, with the ability to upgrade to a larger 2.4 kW system on most homes. In six other communities in San Diego County and the Inland Empire, the SunTile systems will be offered as an option.
All systems include SunPower’s monitoring package, which provides homeowners with the ability to check on PV system production and home energy consumption via a Web interface and Apple mobile devices.
“In addition to providing high-efficiency solar power systems with 25-year power output warranties, SunPower has worked with us to provide superior customer education so that prospective homeowners clearly understand the cost-saving, maintenance-free benefits of solar, as well as the tax incentives and rebates that are available,” said Joyce Mason, vice president of marketing for Pardee Homes. “With SunPower, Pardee is providing the peace of mind that comes with generating your own clean, renewable energy while realizing a significant savings on your energy bill.”
Pardee states that homeowner’s can save almost 40% on their electric bills with the combination of the company’s LivingSmart program and solar system options. SunPower and Pardee Homes have installed the SunTile systems on more than 4,000 new production homes since 2005.