California’s decision to require solar on virtually all new homes starting in 2020 sets a remarkable example for our nation.
This decision is expected to have a massive impact on the demand for rooftop solar in the Golden State — already a leader when it comes to the amount of PV (photovoltaic) solar installed, with 5.2 million solar homes, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
The decision, an update to Title 24, the state’s building energy efficiency standards, is clear proof that solar makes financial sense. By lowering — or sometimes eliminating — electricity expenses, solar reduces the cost of home ownership, whether you’re buying a newly constructed residence or retrofitting an existing home.
Energy efficient homes are not just a trend being driven by lawmakers: At least a third of single family and multifamily builders said in a survey that green building represents more than 60 percent of their portfolio, according to an article by the National Association of Home Builders, and customer demand is among the key drivers of that trend.
Benefits of Buying a New Home with Solar
Air Sun Solar understands the new homes solar market like no other solar company. Our partner SunPower® pioneered the solar movement with homebuilders and secured strong contractual agreements with most of the nation’s largest home builders.
Thanks to innovative state programs and progressive builders, you don’t have to wait until it’s mandated to find a new solar home. In places such as Clovis California, where the sun is abundant and electricity rates are some of the highest in the country, the financial rewards of living in a solar home are substantial. Not only can you enjoy lower electricity bills, solar will help shield you from utility rate increases, and your home will likely have a higher resale value. And if you purchase your solar system, you can qualify for a 30 percent federal solar investment tax credit.
What to Expect During Buying Process
Currently, our participating builders are adding solar to their homes, which drives efficiency, quality and systems integration. The resulting benefit to the customer is that we provide lower cost electricity when compared to how one traditionally thinks about buying energy. To help our homebuyers make informed decisions, Air Sun Solar provides each buyer with a custom energy consultation. Whether you’re choosing to invest in owning your system or purchasing lower cost electricity from Air Sun Solar with our SunPower lease option, our solar consultation is designed to help customers make the best choice for their family and that new house they will call “home” for years to come.
Why Buy a New Home with Solar
We’re putting our flagship product into every new home we’re powering in Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Selma, Hanford, Tulare and Visalia. If you buy a home from a builder that uses Air Sun Solar’s solar technology, you’ll be getting our popular and attractive Equinox™ solar solution. That means your home will be equipped with the most efficient, durable solar you can buy -designed to generate 60 percent more energy in the same space over 25-years compared to conventional panels and with a best-in-industry 25-year combined product and power warranty.
If you’re a builder looking for a solar company to help you meet California’s new homes solar requirement, Air Sun Solar offers experience working with high production homebuilders to design, install and manage the largest fleet of new home systems in the Central Valley. We also understand the importance of keeping costs down while still providing tremendous value to both the builder and the homebuyer.
We’re looking forward to the coming home solar boom in California and the rest of the nation.