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Home Builder Introduces Solar as a Standard in Florida

A home building organization announced that it will offer solar panels standard on their Built to Order™ homes in certain communities in central Florida.

KB Home, a leading homebuilding company, announced this week that it has started offering solar panels as a standard on its “Built to Order” homes in certain communities in central Florida.

These solar power systems are expected to save the homeowners up to 50% on their energy bills. They did not specifically mention if they were referring to electricity bills only, or energy bills overall. However, in this context, energy usually means electricity.

“We’re excited to take a leading role in bringing solar power systems to the mainstream in Central Florida,” said George Glance, president of KB Home’s Central Florida division. “While many love the year-round warmth and abundant sunshine we are lucky enough to enjoy here in Florida, staying comfortable in this weather can also take a toll on our wallets when we get the monthly electric bill. Consumers who buy a Built to Order™ KB home with a standard solar power system get the value of a custom home-like experience plus the benefit of having the sun help reduce their energy bills.”

To increase customer confidence in KB Home’s setups, it also provides its “Energy Performance Guide” service, which shows monthly energy costs and how much money homeowners are saving over a typical resale house of their type.

These houses are to sell at prices starting in the low-$200,000 range. The homes can be customized to suit customers’ budgets, style, and needs. Customers can opt to have multi-purpose rooms transformed into bedrooms, home offices, and media rooms.

KB Home is one of the largest and most established home building organizations in the U.S and, by introducing this initiative, it may encourage more people to go solar. The cost of a solar setup is really just a small fraction of the cost of a home.

h/t Business Wire | Photo Credit: mikecogh (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license)

 
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