AstroPower Solar System to Be Featured in Homes

April 21, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) announced an agreement with Premier Homes to supply 50 of its 2.4kW SunLine packaged solar-electric power system as a standard feature in Premier Homes' Premier Point II community in Lincoln, CA. The companies have established a goal of building a total of 250 homes powered by AstroPower solar-electric power systems by 2003.

"As one of the nation's most innovative builders, Premier Homes is constantly working to increase the value of the homes it builds," said Bob Ruggio, manager of residential sales at AstroPower. "Premier recognized that solar-electric power would add value, and it would do so in more ways than one. Not only would new homeowners experience lower utility bills, they would gain control over their own electricity generation and increase their energy independence."