SolarCity offers energy storage and fixed-rate solar power to California homebuilders

The SolarCity Homebuilder Program is now taking orders for solar PV and home energy storage systems
The SolarCity Homebuilder Program is now taking orders for solar PV and home energy storage systems

SolarCity (San Mateo, CA, U.S.) on June 30th, 2015 announced energy storage for new homes and a special low, fixed-rate solar power offering for California homebuilders and their buyers.

The SolarCity Homebuilder Program is now taking orders for solar photovoltaic (PV) and home energy storage systems. The new energy storage service, in conjunction with solar power, includes the Tesla Powerwall battery pack, an advanced hybrid inverter, monitoring and control systems and a warranty and service agreement.

While battery backup is the primary application, depending on utility service territory, SolarCity’s management system may in the future enable the Powerwall to be configured for a broad range of uses including time-of-use shifting and grid response, the company notes.

The Powerwall is quiet and odorless, can be mounted indoors or outdoors and requires no fuel - all significant advantages over traditional backup generators.

 

Fixed solar rates for California homebuilders

SolarCity’s Homebuilder Program now offers solar energy through homebuilder partners at a cost equivalent to the lowest standard residential electricity rates of California’s largest utilities, the company emphasizes.

This new program provides the benefits of solar energy at no upfront cost to the builder or homebuyer. It also allows new homebuyers who are customers of California’s largest utilities to lock in a fixed solar energy rate for the next 20 years at the lowest standard, tier 1 rate their utility offers at signing. 

 

2015-06-30 | Courtesy: SolarCity | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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