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Solar Electric Ready Home =
Solar Electric Ready Home

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Technical Description: 

As solar photovoltaic (PV) panels come down in price, many homeowners are installing them to produce clean power and reduce their electric bills; many more homeowners are likely to want to in the future. To make it easier for homeowners to add solar electric panels in the future, builders of new homes can take steps while the home is during design and construction. At that time electrical wiring and conduit can be installed, the electric panel can be selected to ensure it has adequate space for the PV circuit, the roof can be constructed to handle the extra weight of the PV array, the home can be designed to ensure it has adequate roof space that is not shaded, and space can be provided near the electrical panel for shutoffs and inverters. The U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program requires homes to be renewable-energy ready to receive a program label.

Solar Electric Ready Home
Sales Message
Solar electric ready homes include additional design features and details that enable solar electric systems to be added in the future with minimal or no cost penalty. What this means to you is that your home is ready to offset all or most of its annual energy consumption with a solar electric system. Wouldn’t you agree it feels great to have the power to eliminate most or all of your utility bill whenever you want?