Posted on 19 Aug, 2019
Have you been thinking about putting solar panels on your home? Are you ready to move to a home where you can utilize solar savings from the beginning? The construction phase is the most cost-efficient time to add solar to your home. And, during August 2019, you can receive free SunPower® solar panels when you buy a brand-new home at Aliento.
How does a solar panel system work?
Solar panels capture the sun’s energy and turn it into electricity you can use in your home. When the sunlight hits the cells that make up the solar panel, the panel converts the energy to direct current (DC) electricity. The DC electricity flows to an inverter inside, which converts it to alternating current (AC) electricity, so you can use it throughout your home. If you’ve generated more electricity than you can use, don’t worry. Through a system called “net metering,” your excess electricity is fed back into the grid for others to use, and you receive a credit to use when there isn’t as much sunlight, like on cloudy days. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Why does solar efficiency matter?
SunPower cells achieve 25.2 percent efficiency on a full-area solar cell. With this high level of efficiency, you can have more power in less space. Fewer panels also look more aesthetically pleasing. Plus, buying a new home at Aliento means other energy-efficient devices that all work together under the LivingSmart® program.
LivingSmart at Aliento
The LivingSmart program works to improve the quality of life for Aliento homeowners, while conserving natural resources. Part of this program includes EnergySmart® technology that reduces energy consumption and utility bills. LED lighting, dimmer switches, programmable thermostats and ENERGY STAR® appliances all help you manage your electrical usage. Even the building materials used in the homes at Aliento help to maintain a comfortable temperature. For example, radiant barrier roof sheathing reflects the sun to keep your home cooler in the summer.
Ready to start saving? Capture the sun’s energy – and this special offer – before it sets!
Learn more about our August Summer of Solar promotion here, and sign up for our Interest List for the latest community updates on Aliento.