Florida community goes net-zero with help from sonnen

Pearl Homes

Pearl Homes, a Sarasota-based homebuilder and real estate developer, and sonnen announced the activation of the first Net-Zero LEED Plus-certified home in the Hunters Point Energy Community† All 86 homes in the Cortez, Florida, village will be outfitted with solar + sonnen ecoLinx energy storage system capable of providing power for the home and beyond.

“We believe the Hunters Point community will serve as a ‘greenprint’ for the future of not only clean energy homes but entire sustainable, cost-effective master-planned communities. We seek out trailblazing partners like sonnen for our projects because our focus has always been on building products and solutions that have the potential to change the world,” said Marshall Gobuty, founder of Pearl Homes.

The systems at Hunters Point are able to self-generate power and use the battery storage to provide true energy independence for homes, as Florida Power & Light is in the process of completing the grid transmission infrastructure for the subdivision. While the homes will eventually be grid-tied, the energy design enables each home to power itself with clean energy and stay powered during grid outages using the battery backup. In addition to the energy system, each home is built using the highest standards in sustainable building, which qualifies the Hunters Point homes as Net-Zero LEED Plus, offering a repeatable, sustainable and clean energy community model for the future.

“Sonnen is proud to work with Pearl Homes on this revolutionary clean energy community. Pearl Homes is pioneering a truly innovative approach to sustainable home building, and clean living with the introduction of their solar plus storage home, by giving customers access to bulletproof solar, building a clean energy community and ultimately helping perpetuate a clean energy transition in Florida, said Blake Richetta, CEO of sonnen.

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