Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:12 am
Tim O’Brien Homes Inc., a semi-custom, single-family homebuilder with offices in Milwaukee and Madison, announced that every new home built by the company will now be solar ready.
Provided in coordination with SunVest Solar Inc., all new Tim O’Brien Homes will meet code for the future installation of a solar electric system.
“We are proud and excited to make it easier and more affordable for homeowners to go solar,” said Tim O’Brien, president of Tim O’Brien Homes. “Surveys show that 97 percent of Americans overestimate the cost of installing a solar system and 77 percent of homeowners would install solar if cost were not a factor. Having the required infrastructure in each of our new homes makes solar energy an easier decision for homeowners to make.”
To be considered solar ready, new homes are built with the necessary conduit and piping from the roof to the basement installed within the home’s walls. That allows for faster, cleaner, and less expensive installation when homeowners opt to equip their home with a solar electric system, according to Tim O’Brien Homes.