24 Nov '11, 11am

KB Home Expands Rooftop Solar Strategy - Photovoltaics

KB Home Expands Rooftop Solar Strategy - Photovoltaics

By Leslie Berkman, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif. Nov. 19--In a bold move to spur sales in an extremely weak new home market, KB Home starting today is tripling the number of communities in Southern California where rooftop solar systems come as standard with every house it sells. KB Home is launching a program that makes solar systems an integral part of the houses it builds at 28 of its communities in Southern California. It is expanding upon the 10 communities where it began offering solar as standard in March. Included are a dozen KB Home communities in Riverside County and six in San Bernardino County. KB is installing as standard four solar systems, ranging from a 1.8 kilowatt system with 8 panels that is expected to cut household electric utility bills by up to 40 percent to a 3.15 kilowatt system with 14 panels that is expected to cut electricity costs by ...

Full article: http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/photovoltaics/kb-home-expa...

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