California Community to Feature EV Charging and Solar at All New Homes - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Storage, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  October 15, 2021

California Community to Feature EV Charging and Solar at All New Homes

The New Home Company announced Oct. 14 that all the homes constructed in its new community in Granite Bay, Calif., will feature solar systems, battery storage and at-home electric vehicle chargers.

The 72 homes in the Eureka Grove community will be built with a rooftop solar system from SunPower and 13 kWh energy storage systems. The electric vehicle chargers will come from Wallbox, which will also be capable of using the rooftop solar panels for chargings.

“Technology enhances homes and contributes to a modern lifestyle. Innovations like built-in solar and storage can have a lasting impact on families when it comes to reliability and affordability,” Kevin Carson, president of NEW HOME’s Northern California region, said in a statement. “Our first solar, storage and EV-ready neighborhood is a milestone for the company and we look forward to replicating the teamwork between energy services and architecture across future communities with SunPower to design today's homes for tomorrow's needs.”

Sales have already begun for the houses in this new community, which will be able to operate separately from the grid. The houses will all come equipped with energy-efficient appliances, vinyl dual-pane windows for improved insulation and other environment-friendly features, as well.

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