RISMEDIA, Jan. 18, 2007-Lennar has proven that the Sacramento homebuilding market is ready for solar homes reporting three times the visitors a week than their competitors in the area. All three of the popular, solar communities including Ironcrest at Fiddyment Farm, Wayfarer and Laureate at WestPark are hosting their official grand openings Saturday, January 20 where families will tour the new model homes and enjoy food and festivities.
"We knew that this area was ready for us to build solar and energy-efficient homes that would save them money and help preserve the environment's resources but, we didn't foresee the amazing response we've had so far," said Jeff Panasiti, Lennar Sacramento, California division president. "It just proves that Sacramento families are buying smart. Home buyers love our Lennar product and now we can provide them a home that combines energy-efficient design with on-site solar electricity allowing their home to generate up to 60% of their household energy."
Combining the power of solar electricity with the highest standards in energy-efficient products and construction, Lennar's SOLAR plus program incorporates the expertise of several industry experts. SunPower Corp. which designs, manufactures and markets high- performance solar electric technology worldwide, provides the roof integrated solar panel product and installation for each Roseville home. By participating in Roseville Electric's Preferred Diamond Home program, each Lennar SOLAR plus home has also earned the unique distinction of exceeding current state standards for energy efficiency.
"We are very pleased to partner with Lennar for this impressive program. The systems we are providing to these communities feature the world's most efficient solar cell. Lennar and Roseville Electric are demonstrating true environmental leadership and providing their customers with tremendous savings on their energy bills," said Howard Wenger, SunPower Corp. vice president of global business units.
Each of Lennar's SOLAR plus communities integrate SunPower's roof-integrated 2.3 kW SunTile® solar electric system. According to Roseville Electric, integration of these energy efficiency measures and photovoltaic systems will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4.9 million pounds, which is equivalent to planting more than 920,000 trees and taking more than 400 cars off the road annually.
In addition to the cost savings and environmentally friendly features of the SOLAR plus homes, the three communities offer spacious, well-designed plans ranging in size from 2,213 to 4,720 square feet with up to five bedrooms and two and three quarter bathrooms plus a powder room. Some plans include bonus rooms and every home will have the always popular and value added Everything's IncludedTM (ei) package.
For more information, visit www.lennarliving.com/solar.