With so much focus on the damage Hurricane Irma inflicted on Florida’s electric power grid, solar energy is gaining renewed interest.
Lennar is one step ahead of the game with its new Polo Run, the first all-solar community in Lakewood Ranch. The community is under construction on 422 acres on the north side of State Road 70, six miles east of I-75 and east of the Premier Sports campus.
All of the eventual 500 single-family homes will be equipped with rooftop solar panels leased to the homeowners by the solar technology company, SunStreet. It is estimated that these panels will offset an estimated 50 percent to 60 percent of each home’s energy needs, according to Kyle Bernethy, Lennar’s vice president of sales for Southwest Florida. [click to read full article]