Shea Homes Goes Solar

Shea Homes is installing solar power on nearly every new home that it builds.

They are the first developer to take an aggressive marketing stance to help sell its new homes using solar power. Something that we can most likely expect other contractors to begin doing as the home market continues to struggle across the nation.

Why solar? Solar is the most visible of the green building upgrades. It’s also got a great story for the potential buyer. Imagine not only saving money on the reduced amount of energy that you use from the power grid, but also being able to sell excess energy your system produces back to the electric company. Let’s see an Energy Star refrigerator do that.

Solar ready homes are another avenue that builders have offered to prospective home buyers not yet ready or able to take the full solar plunge. Having a solar ready home saves money in the future addition of solar power.