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Power to the Planet: Celebrating the Powerful Benefits of New Home Solar

Power to the Planet is an annual, family-friendly event that celebrates the power of renewable solar energy. It is an opportunity for us to educate prospective homeowners about the benefits of purchasing and living in a new home with solar. Owning a solar home is a great way to live more sustainably AND make a difference in the role we play in our environment – both at home and in our communities.

This year, our 2nd annual Power to the Planet event brings us to the beautiful Crescent Hills new home community in Las Vegas, NV! We wanted to share our expert knowledge of solar technology to help homeowners find comfort in choosing a home in a community where sustainable and green living is a high priority in their home buying decision.

On April 27th, we will be greeting happy home buyers for a day of new home solar discovery. Our Sales & Training Manager, Dennis Helblig says, “I love events like these! It helps us to get to know more about our home buyers and educate them on how solar can improve their lifestyle.”

At SunStreet, we aim to provide green, affordable living for our eco-conscious home buyers with state-of-the-art solar technology. Since we specialize in solar implementation for new home construction, we’re uniquely positioned to work hand-in-hand with home builders looking to bring solar technology to their new home communities. Greener homes are not only valuable to us and our home builders, but also to our customers.

With green home building trends on the rise, more home builders are beginning to shift their current home building practices with more sustainable, green home building practices . A survey conducted in 2017, by the National Association of Home Builders and the National Multifamily Housing Council found that over one third of single-family developers are building a majority of their homes with green home building practices in mind. As of 2017, 23-27% of single-family and multi-family home builders are currently building with solar, and the other 57% of them expect to implement solar by 2019.

With SunStreet, homeowners can enjoy a greener lifestyle, knowing that all of our new home communities are powered in part by solar energy as a community-wide feature. Furthermore, purchasing a new home with solar means you’re receiving expert care from our team of professional Solar Advisors as well as the reassurance of creating a more environmentally friendly lifestyle for you, and the planet.

SunStreet Presents ‘Power To The Planet’ 2018

On April 22nd, SunStreet celebrated it’s first annual Earth Day event, Power to the Planet, in the Orange County Great Park. During this event, we shared our story and mission statement to the local community. We also shared the environmental benefits of new home solar living through our digital learning experience.

To go along with the learning experience, our guests received cool eco-friendly freebies to take home like SunStreet solar chargers and water bottles. One lucky winner even scored a high-tech SunStreet bike!

In case you missed out, here are some of the fun facts we shared throughout the learning experience:

FUN FACTS ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY

  • Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on earth – 173,000 terawatts of solar energy strikes the Earth continuously. That’s more than 10,000 times the world’s total energy use.
  • Solar energy systems do not produce air pollutants or carbon dioxide.
  • Solar energy systems on buildings have minimal effects on the environment.

FUN FACTS ABOUT BIKING

  • If Americans living within the 5 miles of their workplace rode a bike to work just one day a week, it would save almost five million tons of pollution every year.
  • A San Francisco Bay Area study found that increasing biking and walking from 4 to 24 minutes a day on average would reduce cardiovascular disease and diabetes by 14% and decrease GHGF by 14%. 
  • If 20% of schoolchildren living within two miles of school were to bike or walk instead, it would prevent 356,000 tons of C02 from being released.

FUN FACTS ABOUT EARTH

  • It takes about 8 minutes for light from the Sun to reach our planet.
  • In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history.
  • Earth was formed somewhere around 4.54 billion years ago and is currently the only known planet to support life – and lots of it.