SunPower Corp. signed a multi-year deal with homebuilder Landsea Homes Corporation to be its exclusive provider of solar technology. All homes built by Landsea Homes in California will include a SunPower Equinox home solar system, and homebuyers in Arizona, Florida and Texas will have the option to add this technology to their new homes.
Homeowners can also add on SunPower’s battery storage to provide additional electricity savings as well as resilience during power outages.
“Both builders and homebuyers are demanding homes that cost less to operate and create less carbon emissions,” said Matt Brost, Senior Director of New Homes sales for SunPower. “Designing homes with solar and storage from the onset allows people who might not have had the opportunity to support clean energy to not only take part in it but also receive direct financial benefits from it. Our innovative partnership with Landsea Homes highlights how homebuilders can be a powerful tool to enact change.”
SunPower Equinox provides solar-equipped Landsea Homes buyers with peace of mind and generates more power in less space than traditional solar electric systems. SunVault batteries are made with lithium iron phosphate chemistry designed to be safer and more resistant to heat and oxygen exposure than typical lithium-ion batteries. Homebuyers can elect to either purchase the systems or take advantage of SunPower’s affordable financing options.
“This is the latest example of how Landsea Homes continues to lead our industry with innovative solutions that directly benefit our homebuyers,” said Pete Beucke, Vice President of Innovation and Sustainability, Landsea Homes. ”The opportunity to create a more sustainable lifestyle and help transition to clean energy is the goal of our High Performance Homes, and this agreement with SunPower allows us to achieve that.”
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