California — SunPower announced it signed deals with four new home builders for solar standard communities across the country, signaling a rising prioritization of more sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy in new home building.
Now Beazer Homes, CC Homes, Meritage Homes and Toll Brothers are pre-installing SunPower Equinox® solar systems in select communities, making it easier than ever for homeowners to adopt clean energy. These four deals represent nearly 1,000 solar homes across eight states.
“Builders are trying to appeal to today’s energy-conscious homebuyer who is concerned about the high cost of powering their home,” said Matt Brost, vice president of New Homes sales for SunPower. “Forward-thinking builders who incorporate a renewable infrastructure from day one can reduce the cost of homeownership, provide a shield against rising energy bills and positively address climate change. That’s exactly what Beazer Homes, CC Homes, Meritage Homes and Toll Brothers are doing.”
SunPower continues to play a major part in Meritage’s solar offerings across the U.S.
Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE: MTH), the fifth-largest public homebuilder in the U.S., has expanded its solar collaboration with SunPower beyond California to certain residential communities in Colorado. The builder will soon begin including solar as a standard feature on single-family homes and townhomes across the greater Denver area.
“To build on our green mission of delivering energy-efficient homes, we have been partnering with SunPower to install solar panels in Meritage communities for many years and are excited to bring this solution to additional Colorado communities,” said Clint Szubinski, chief operating officer of Meritage Homes.
Toll Brothers expands solar offerings to include all new home communities in California, Nevada, New York and Massachusetts
Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL), the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, has expanded its national agreement with SunPower to include solar on Toll Brothers’ homes and communities in four markets across the nation. In addition to powering all its homes built in California with SunPower, Toll Brothers will now offer the technology as an option to its home buyers in Nevada in the West, and New York and Massachusetts in the East.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with SunPower to provide solar technology solutions to our home buyers in Toll Brothers communities spanning four major markets across the U.S.,” said Seth Ring, Executive Vice President of Toll Brothers. “Home buyers in all Toll Brothers communities in California, Nevada, New York and Massachusetts will now have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of leading solar technology for renewable and reliable power built into their new luxury homes.”
Beazer Homes boosts residential solar adoption across the Mid-Atlantic
Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH) plans to add SunPower solar to 125 homes across Maryland and Delaware including the Chase Oaks development in Lewes, DE and all future homes built at Holly Farms in Parkville, MD. All homes in these communities will be certified by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a DOE Zero Energy Ready HomeTM.
“Our collaboration with SunPower Solar will provide additional energy cost savings and bring Beazer homeowners one step closer to realizing net zero energy usage,” says Chance Hall, division president for Beazer Homes in Maryland.
Beazer Homes is the first national homebuilder to publicly commit to ensuring that by the end of 2025 every home they build will meet the requirements of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program.
CC Homes helps alleviate energy burden in the Sunshine State with solar
CC Homes, one of the largest private builders in South Florida, is now offering SunPower’s solar systems to all homeowners in their communities who are interested in electrifying their home and making it more energy efficient. The collaboration is expected to retrofit hundreds of households within CC Homes’ communities with SunPower’s solar panels, with plans to add solar into future builds from the onset.
“Adding home solar technology in our communities has been a goal for some time and SunPower made this advancement an easy decision. We build a variety of home styles and our clients have various needs. SunPower’s experience working with other homebuilders made them an excellent fit for our business,” said Andres Miyares, President of CC Homes.
SunPower’s New Homes business saw record sales in the second quarter with $108 million in bookings, 11% growth year-over-year, as more builders turn to solar to offset the significant home electricity demand. SunPower Equinox panels are backed by an industry-leading 25-year warranty covering parts, labor and power production, named “the most reliable panels of 2023” by Good Housekeeping.