Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 15th July
U.S. homebuilder Woodside Homes has partnered with SunPower to offer the solar company’s solar + storage systems to owners and buyers in its Northern California communities. SunPower is now Woodside Homes’ exclusive solar and storage partner in the region.
With nearly one-third of its new homebuyers now requesting to add energy storage to their homes, Woodside Homes announced that it will make SunVault, SunPower’s battery offering, a standard feature in every home in its newest subdivision coming soon to Placer County, California. All 128 homes in Brady Vineyards will come with rooftop solar and a 13-kWh SunVault storage system installed as a standard feature. SunVault will be designed to provide power during grid outages to essential loads. New homes at Brady Vineyards are expected to start selling in the spring of 2022.
“Woodside Homes has long been at the forefront of home energy innovation, incorporating solar electric generation into its building plans for cleaner and more affordable power for more than a decade,” said Matt Brost, Senior Director of New Homes sales for SunPower. “Now they are giving home buyers even more freedom and control with the ability to power their homes sustainably and keep their lights on even when the grid goes down.”
Woodside Homes has provided more than 4,000 families homes powered by SunPower over the last 14 years, a testament to Woodside’s commitment to homes that cost less to operate while having a positive impact on the environment. Today, Woodside Homes carefully designs each home’s solar electric system to replace the majority of utility-supplied electricity, providing the greatest possible benefit to future homeowners.
“It’s clear that home buyers are looking for resiliency, affordability and peace of mind when it comes to powering their homes, and we are making it easier than ever for them to achieve that with the inclusion of our Conscious Comfort solutions, which provides cleaner interior air, energy savings and advanced insulation systems” said Brian Cutting, Division President at Woodside Homes. “SunPower shares our commitment to providing the best quality and service to homeowners, and we look forward to expanding our work together as our customer needs evolve over time.”
Solar-equipped Woodside Homes are fitted with SunPower Equinox systems, including SunVault lithium-iron phosphate batteries.
News item from SunPower