Kyocera Solar Inc. has partnered with Zacher Homes and American Solar Electric to bring solar electric systems to central Arizona's mainstream luxury housing market as a standard feature.
The custom homebuilder's three new, all-solar, single-family housing developments in north-central Phoenix will feature solar electric systems on each home incorporating state-of-the-art Kyocera solar modules. Construction on the three upscale developments of Maryland Lofts, Uptown 802 and The Brownstones on Marlette began in October 2007, and the first houses at Maryland will be completed in October 2008.
Each 1,700 square-foot to 3,300 square-foot home will feature a 2.0 kW solar electric system using Kyocera's high-output 205 W modules, the company says. About 3,500 kWh of electricity will be generated annually by each system. A Fronius IG Personal Display meter will enable homeowners to monitor their own power use, energy output, carbon dioxide offset and dollars saved from using solar electric systems installed on the flat foam roofs with reflective coatings.
Each City Series home's solar electric system will be designed and installed by solar integrator American Solar Electric, also based in Scottsdale, Ariz.
SOURCE: Kyocera Solar