Doing what is likely to become the norm for many homebuilders within 5 years, KB Home builder announced today that it would make solar pv systems standard on 10 new developments it is building in California. KB Home will install SunPower solar systems, among the highest efficiency panels on the market.
KB Home had previously offered solar as an option to buyers.
Five all solar new communities will be completed in California in the next 60 days.
Solar installations have increased resale value of a home and shortened time on the market for homes that are for sale.
Given the horrendous state of the new home market right now, solar may be a particularly powerful edge.