Florida community goes net-zero with help from sonnen

Pearl Houses

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 village of Cortez, Florida, will be equipped with a solar + sonnen ecoLinx energy storage system that can provide power to the home and beyond.

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

The systems at Hunters Point are capable of self-generating and using the battery storage to provide true energy independence for homes as Florida Power & Light is completing the grid transmission infrastructure for the subdivision. While the homes will eventually be grid connected, the energy design allows each home to provide itself with clean energy and remain powered during power outages using the battery backup. In addition to the energy system, each home is built to the highest standards in sustainable building, qualifying Hunters Point homes as Net-Zero LEED Plus, providing a repeatable, sustainable and clean energy community model for the future.

“Sonnen is proud to partner 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, giving customers access to bulletproof solar, building and ultimately helping a clean energy community. in perpetuating a clean energy transition in Florida,” said Blake Richetta, CEO of sonnen.

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