Solar Panels Installed In New Florida Community


Centex Homes, a Dallas-headquartered home builder, is installing solar electric systems manufactured by Sharp Corp. on 89 new homes in the new Quarry community in Naples, Fla.

According to Centex, the 2.1 kW systems will help owners control monthly utility costs – especially during times of peak energy consumption. Each system will have eight garage-housed 100-amp-hour batteries that will power critical loads, such as a refrigerator, microwave and a few outlets, in case of a power failure, Centex adds.

‘We are proud to take the lead in building homes equipped with solar power and encourage other developers to follow suit in bringing the long-term benefits of solar to homeowners,’ says Tim Ruemler, president of Centex Homes of southwestern Florida.

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