In Lancaster, during the Solar Energy Press Conference held February 28th, 2013, there were two major announcements. First, KB Home celebrated building over 1,000 solar powered homes nationwide (more than 200 are in Lancaster). Secondly, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris announced a proposed law that would require newly-constructed single family homes in Lancaster to have solar panels starting January 1, 2014.
In just under two years, KB Home built more than 1,000 homes powered by SunPower’s high efficiency solar power systems. “Completing our 1,000th solar powered home is an important milestone for KB Home,” said Jeffrey Mezger, president and chief executive officer of KB Home. “SunPower is proud to achieve this significant milestone in partnership with KB Home, allowing 1,000 families in KB Home communities to significantly reduce electricity costs through the use of emission-free solar power,” said Howard Wenger, SunPower president.
Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris wants every new home in Lancaster to be solar powered. The city council would have to approve amending the residential building code to require new homes on 7,000 square foot lots to have a 1.0 to 1.5 kilowatt (KW) solar system and larger lots at least a 1.5 KW system.
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