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Published on November 25th, 2013 | by Adam Johnston

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PSW, SolarCity Provide Solar Systems for New Dallas- Fort Worth Homes

November 25th, 2013 by  


Texas-based home builder, PSW, and nationally recognized solar leader SolarCity recently announced they are providing solar systems for new homes in two Dallas-Fort Worth Communities.

In a first ever move by a Dallas based home builder,  SolarCity said the partnership will see houses in the 1600 Kings Highway and Bishop Heights areas receive solar systems. This will potentially give real savings to homeowners, while cutting down carbon emissions, with solar electricity costs being locked in for the future.

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With each new PSW home equipped with a 3 KW solar array, the builder prepays for the new PSW homes solar electricity, with no further monthly costs. Meanwhile, SolarCity provides the repairs and maintenance, insurance, and solar installation. It’s anticipated these new systems will cut CO2 emissions by more than 50% in each home over a lifetime.

“At PSW, environmentally conscious elements are not add-ons to our designs, but intrinsic characteristics,” said PSW’s Dallas-Fort Worth Area President Adam Stetson. “With such an abundance of sunshine here in Texas, and homeowners who increasingly care about sustainability as well as household savings, standardizing solar only makes sense.”

“More and more U.S. homebuilders are offering solar as a standard amenity and we’re gratified to help PSW lead the way in Texas,” said SolarCity’s national manager of Builder Programs,Walter Cuculic. “SolarCity and PSW make it exceptionally easy to go solar while providing their customers with the chance to save on energy costs by going green.”

Both communities have gone the ‘Green Mile’. Both neighborhoods are within walking and cycling distance from the downtown area. New PSW homes have tankless water heaters, digitized programmed energy-efficient HVAC systems and Energy Star appliances to top off the new solar arrays.

 

 

  
 





 

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is expected to complete the Professional Development Certificate in Renewable Energy from the University of Toronto by December 2017. Adam recently completed his Social Media Certificate from Algonquin College Continuing & Online Learning. Adam also graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a three-year B.A. combined major in Economics and Rhetoric, Writing & Communications in 2011. Adam owns a part-time tax preparation business. He also recently started up Salay Consulting and Social Media services, a part-time business which provides cleantech writing, analysis, and social media services. His eventual goal is to be a cleantech policy analyst. You can follow him on Twitter @adamjohnstonwpg or check out his business www.salayconsultiing.com.



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