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Solar Benefits for New Homes

Solar Benefits for New Homes

While setting the standard for energy-efficient homes, Meritage Homes works to ensure the additional energy-efficient features in your home represent the standard in creating value for your home. We’ve teamed up with SunPower® to get the latest insight on adding solar power to your new home. From the fantastic solar options to the unique upgrades, you’ll see why adding solar to your Meritage home is a great decision for you and the environment.

With rooftop solar, it’s like your very own sunlight-driven power plant. One of the many benefits to a homebuyer for going solar is that the cost of solar electricity can remain constant even while utility company electricity costs rise. Homeowners can reduce energy bills, without hurting a home’s curb appeal, by tapping into the sun’s infinite source of renewable energy with the powerful, elegant SunPower® panels.

Choosing solar upfront when you build your Meritage home allows for the builder to design the panels into your home’s plan, saving you time, effort, and the expense of adding a solar system later. You may also be able to roll the cost of your solar purchase into your mortgage¹, which may allow you to deduct the interest when filing your taxes.² Plus, as a new homebuyer, you may be eligible for a sizable 30% federal solar tax credit. Depending on where you live, you may receive an additional tax credit from your state.²

Solar panels are one of the home upgrades you can do that will truly pay for itself, and can even increase your home’s resale value.³ With solar panels, you pay less for electricity and may receive thousands of dollars in tax credits and local incentives.² Those are all big savings you’ll enjoy for lots of life’s other necessities, from family vacations to college tuition to creating that stunning backyard oasis. Choosing solar today just may be your wisest choice of all.

With so many advantages, deciding to add solar power to your new home has never been easier. Visit our solar energy page to learn more about the benefits of adding solar to your Meritage home.

Solar Benefits for New Homes


¹ Contact your mortgage lender to see if you qualify. Terms and conditions for such mortgage products will vary.

² SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its partners or customers about specific tax outcomes. States offering solar tax credits are subject to change. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. Please consult with your tax advisor. Visit website for detailed solar policy information.³ A recent study in California estimates that purchasing solar can increase the resell value of your home by more than $5,000 per kilowatt added. Depending on where you live, there may be no increase to your property taxes. Source: Exploring California PV Home Premiums, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, December 2013. Study analyzed 72,000 California homes, 2,000 of which had solar.⁴ SunPower Limited Product and Power Warranty for PV modules. Please visit for more details. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. © 2015 SunPower Corporation. All Rights Reserved. SUNPOWER and the SUNPOWER logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunPower Corporation in the U.S. and other countries as well.