GreenHalo Builds and Cedar Creek Energy: Solar Energy for High-Performance Smart Homes
Many new home builders, developers, and buyers are interested in solar energy for both its environmental and financial benefits. Obtaining sustainable energy independence is a reachable goal with GreenHalo Build’s new Smart Homes. Plus, sustainability isn’t the only draw of high energy-efficient smart homes; they’re also much less expensive to maintain, and with a 25-year warranty on the solar panels and solar equipment, a safe investment to make.
Two Minnesota Companies, Teaming Up to Bring You the Smart Home of your Dreams
At Cedar Creek Energy, we have over 14 years of experience serving Minnesota on thousands of projects. That’s why we’re proud to be the solar energy provider to GreenHalo Builds, harnessing the power of the sun for your high-efficiency home!
Our company is known for its solar energy installations that allow homeowners to accommodate their homes with solar panels and battery storage. Our team is proud to work with GreenHalo Build’s clients to install customized roof-mounted solar arrays. Our solar arrays are a critical component of eco-friendly homes; they reduce harmful carbon emissions to decrease the user’s carbon footprint.
GreenHalo Build’s team is dedicated to providing almost unlimited customization options to meet each eco-friendly home buyer’s goals, and they come prepared with net-zero ready homes. This means you, as the homeowner, can choose the steps you’d like to take to decrease your energy usage and emissions. Your home will be designed to be completely self-sufficient if you choose to install the required equipment and components. As owner John Sharkey puts it, “With our green goals at the forefront and utilizing our strong background in custom home building, we create eco-villages and homes that significantly reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs for homeowners.”
This partnership ensures both GreenHalo and Cedar Creek Energy can provide top-notch service and highly efficient systems to newly built homes throughout the state.
“Working with GreenHalo Builds to create a future of energy-efficient living reminds me why I got into the solar industry: to make a difference for the planet and our client’s pockets. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with a company who’s focus and goals align with ours at Cedar Creek Energy.” – CEO of CCE Rob Appelhof
EcoRidge Development – Smart Homes in Stillwater, MN
Our first collaborative GreenHalo Builds project is EcoRidge, the Twin Cities’ first healthy-living ecovillage! Located in Stillwater, Minnesota, EcoRidge includes 14 homesites surrounded by mature trees with rain gardens, restorative landscaping and a multitude of energy-efficient benefits. Each home is designed to have the minimal negative impact on the environment, which is why we offer shared solar savings for the entire community including our roof-mounted solar arrays.
Each EcoRidge home solar options include:
- 5.04 kW system
- 16 panels – Jinko 315 watt
- First-year production: 5,796 kWh
- First-year savings: $725
- Lifetime savings: $18,000+
- Tax credits and rebates year one: $4,300
- Xcel Energy Solar Rewards Rebates years 1 through 10: $400/year
- Your system will pay for itself in less than 7 years
Construction of the homes starts in early 2021, so if you want a quality, green home and the savings that come from self-generating power, then consider EcoRidge today!
Achieve Energy Independence with Battery Storage
If you’re looking for more energy independence with your smart home, take the next step by investing in a Tesla Powerwall.
With the Tesla Powerwall, you can store solar energy for use at any time. During the day, the sun shines on your solar panels, charging your battery, giving you peace of mind that – at a moment’s notice- your system will continue to provide power in the event of an outage. And during the Minnesota winters, when your production is lower than other months, you’ll know you have reliable energy storage.
If you want to make the full jump to complete energy sustainability, go the full mile with an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station.
EV charging stations offer electric car owners the opportunity to ensure their vehicle is always powered up and ready to go. Simply plug your car into its charging station when you’re not using it, and it will be ready to go!
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