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Solar Power 'Standard' in New Southern California Neighborhood

Posted by Adam Sewall In Thursday, July 7 2011 under: Lancaster, KB Home, Antelope Valley, Solar Homes, Homebuilder, California Solar

Judging from a 2006 survey, a remarkable number of U.S. homeowners have become interested residential solar energy in recent years.

As a result, more and more U.S. homebuilders are actively building out their solar-powered home offerings. Big-name builders like Pulte Homes, Meritage Homes and KB Home have all been jockeying for top spot as the provider solar-powered, energy-efficient homes.

KB Home is the latest to notch a success.

The Los Angeles-based homebuilder yesterday announced the grand opening of a solar home community in Lancaster, California. Situated in Antelope Valley, KB Home's Arroyo community is the first in the area to offer solar energy systems as a standard feature on all new homes.

To be sure, the standard systems on offer aren't particularly large.

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You Don't Have to Live in a Yurt: Solar Panels to Come Standard On SoCal Homes

Last month, we profiled a new lineup of energy-efficient homes from Meritage Homes. Not to be outdone, KB Home today announced plans to make solar panels a standard feature at its new community in southern California.

Having recently acquired land in West Hills Village in Valencia, the company will build energy-efficient homes on 43 lots. Each home will come with a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system that will reduce owners' electricity costs, saving thousands of dollars in the coming years. The PV solar panels will of course also benefit the environment.

Here's a requisite snippet from the press release:

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