Energy-saving houses are becoming more and more popular in the U.S., and over 80% of U.S. home buyers prefer having an eco-friendly home, according to National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Furthermore, California requires all new homes to be net-zero by 2020 in its Title 24 energy code.
To help homebuilders achieve home buyers’ demand as well as the state’s requirement, SunPower launched SunPower Up™ program at PCBC, the largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the west coast region. SunPower Up™ program combines customer segmented sales and marketing strategies for homebuilders with SunPower’s Equinox™ solar solution, which will help the builders efficiently comply with energy code like Title 24.
Furthermore, homebuilders that construct energy-efficient, solar-powered homes are expected to have incentives offered by a renewed commitment to California's New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) program since June 1, 2018. This program is also expected to expedite the number of new production net-zero energy homes.
KB Home has been a partner with SunPower for five years. Every new KB Home house utilizes SunPower’s solar panels. KB Home’s vice president of sustainability initiatives, Jacob Atalla, commented, "KB Home is being proactive in meeting the state's new energy codes, and SunPower's understanding of the homebuilding industry combined with their reliable, high-efficiency solar solutions offer one of the most cost-effective ways for us to accomplish this, while also delivering valuable savings to our homeowners."
SunPower has helped more than 100 homebuilders across the U.S. offer its reliable solar energy solutions to more than 20,000 new home buyers in nearly 700 communities since 2006. In USA, it is expected to have more and more energy-saving houses utilizing solar power solutions.
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