Solar Energy

SunPower®

While setting the standard for energy-efficient homes, Meritage Homes works to ensure the additional energy-efficient features in your home also represent the standard in creating value for your home.

Meritage Homes has partnered with SunPower® to create solar energy systems that are a great enhancement to the market-leading sustainability of Meritage homes, and can offset your remaining energy needs. Manufactured by U.S.-based SunPower Corporation, your solar system offers greater long-term performance, savings, and peace of mind. With more than 25 years of experience, SunPower® is a top choice among residential homeowners like you. It can also end up saving you money now and in the long run by creating energy for the life of the system at a fixed price and reducing the risk of escalating utility costs.

Superior Technology

Patented SunPower® Maxeon® solar cell technology provides the critical foundation to ensure exceptional long-term system performance. When compared to conventional panels, SunPower® solar panels produce more energy over the life of your system and convert more sunlight into electricity, giving you greater energy production in a smaller space.1 After all, the more energy you produce at home, the less you have to purchase from the utility company. Plus, the value of your savings will continue to grow as time goes on and utility prices increase.

Elegant Aesthetics

SunPower® Signature™ black solar panels make a statement about your good taste while reducing your monthly energy statement. These panels are entirely black and, unlike the unsightly and obtrusive panels of other basic systems, ours create an elegant fit and finish that blends harmoniously into the roof of your home.

Long-Term Peace of Mind

SunPower® comes with the best combined power and product warranty and predicts its panels will have a useful life of more than 40 years.2 The SunPower® warranty offers you long-term peace of mind, while creating energy and increasing your energy independence.

Your Solar Benefits

  1. Save Money by lowering your electric bill each month
  2. Capitalize on generous tax incentives while they last
  3. Finance your system over the life of your mortgage for less
  4. Protect yourself from ever-increasing utility costs
  5. Increase the resale value of your home3
  6. In certain states, take advantage of the system’s exclusion from property tax assessments4 Own the system and all its benefits

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1 SunPower 345W compared to a Conventional Panel (250W, 15.3% efficient, approx. 1.6 m2), 9% more energy per watt, 0.75%/yr slower degradation. BEW/DNV Engineering "SunPower Yield Report," Jan 2013, with CFV Solar Test Lab Report #12063, Jan 2013 temp. coef. calculation. Campeau, Z. et al. "SunPower Module Degradation Rate," SunPower white paper, Feb 2013. See www.sunpowercorp.com/facts for details.

2 "SunPower Module 40-Year Useful Life," SunPower white paper. Feb 2013. Useful life is 99 out of 100 panels operating at more than 70% of rated power.

3 A recent study in California estimates that purchasing solar can increase the resale value of your home by more than $5,000 per kilowatt added. 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 States offering solar property tax incentives are subject to change. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. Please visithttp://www.dsireusa.org/ to find the most updated list of solar property tax incentive states.

SUNPOWER, the SUNPOWER logo, and MAXEON are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunPower Corporation in the US and other countries and are used herein under license. All other trademarks or logos are properties of their respective owners.

All solar system information, including without limitation, energy generation and cost estimates, is provided by the applicable solar manufacturer. Meritage does not make, and hereby disclaims, any representations, guarantees, or warranties as to such information.

All information pertaining to solar energy products and features and estimates of achievable energy savings is provided by the solar provider, and are based on average home energy scores per home and national averages of home energy use. Energy cost comparisons and statistics do not generally include the usage of TV’s, pools, computers, and other appliances that can cause actual energy costs and savings to vary widely depending on the personal choices and lifestyle of the occupants. Meritage does not make, and hereby disclaims, any representations, guarantees, or warranties as to solar products and features and/or to the actual energy costs and savings that may be achievable.

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