TIGARD, Ore., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarWorld and LiveLight Energy will provide joint title sponsorship of Oregon's 2011 Street of Affordable Homes in July, a showcase of heightened economies of scale that accrue from combining solar energy and sustainable home-building practices in new home construction.
By selling new homes featuring solar, for instance, a builder enables homeowners to spread out the only costs of solar – the one-time, upfront cost – over the span of a mortgage. Their savings on monthly electric bills would exceed the addition to mortgage bills right away, launching decades of solar savings.
The Street of Affordable Homes, from July 7 through 31 at Arlington Heights on Bull Mountain in Tigard, will feature introductory solar demonstrations and materials provided by the title sponsors: SolarWorld, the largest and most experienced U.S. manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar panels, and LiveLight Energy, a renewable energy installation company. LiveLight is based in Beaverton, Ore.; SolarWorld has its U.S. headquarters in Hillsboro, Ore.
Other sponsorships with a buy-local focus – paid or in-kind – are still available.
Stone Bridge Homes NW and three additional local homebuilders will present six fully furnished home models featuring solar photovoltaic systems. All homes will meet Earth Advantage and other third-party requirements for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, environmental responsibility and resource efficiency. View floor plans, pricing and driving directions at www.streetofaffordablehomes.com.
Residential solar systems typically provide about a third of homeowners' electricity. To ensure not only sustainability but also reliability, SolarWorld panels come with an industry-leading 25-year linear performance guarantee; LiveLight Energy provides a two-year installation warranty.
The Street of Affordable Homes show debuted in the early 1980s and resumed in 2006.
SOURCE LiveLight Energy