SolarCity and KirE Builders, Inc. Offer Solar Systems on New Homes in San Diego County

KirE Builders, Inc., one of Southern California’s premiere homebuilders, and SolarCity have partnered to offer solar power for all homes in its Black Canyon Estates community, opening this Saturday, and its forthcoming Vista Sereno Estates, opening summer 2014.

The arrangement between SolarCity, America’s No. 1 full-service solar power provider, and KirE Builder makes it possible for homebuyers to pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility bills. Solar will come standard on Black Canyon Estates homes in rustic Ramona, nestled in the foothills above San Diego, and as an option in Vista Sereno Estates, close to the downtown core in charming Lemon Grove.

“At KirE Builders, we have a twist on the American dream—to own a home with clean, affordable solar power,” said Josh Santa, president of KirE Builders.

We are delighted to be enhancing our beautiful new homes with an environmentally friendly feature that not only cuts carbon but saves our homeowners money.

The grand opening of the solar model home at Black Canyon Estates will run Mar. 15 and 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The model is located at 23041 Stokes Road in Ramona, California. For additional details, please contact Lindsay Santa at Lindsay(at)synergyprconsulting(dot)com or 619-540-1631.

Solar systems at Black Canyon, a picturesque community of 25 single-family homes on two acres each, will be a standard 3 kilowatts with options to upgrade to 4.5 or 6.0 kilowatts. The installations are custom designed by SolarCity to maximize savings and efficiency. Other standard features in these homes, which will start in the $500,000s, include tankless water heaters, low-E windows, and water-saving plumbing fixtures. Eco-amenities at Vista Sereno, where a collection of eight single-family homes will start in the $400,000s, will also include tankless water heaters and energy-efficient clothes dryers.

“SolarCity and KirE Builders are making it easy for homeowners to take advantage of abundant, clean energy and immediate savings that solar can bring,” said Walter Cuculic, SolarCity’s national manager of Builder Programs. “It’s a perfect fit for San Diego, which enjoys some 300 days of sunshine each year.”

Solar power can enable homeowners to reduce their utility bills each month, and can generate thousands of dollars in savings over time. SolarCity provides homebuilders across the country with a range of solar services that include customer assistance, monitoring, insurance and repairs for homebuyers. SolarCity currently works with more than 100 builders in nine states.

About KirE Homes

Drawing from over 20 years of building industry experience, KirE Builders is one of the premier Southern California homebuilders, with highly regarded communities spread across San Diego County. KirE applies this wealth of knowledge to every home it constructs, ensuring that its customers receive the highest standards and attention to detail possible. KirE Builders prides itself on building a wide variety of homes, from custom estate to urban developments. Its mission to adhere to customers’ needs is an endless quest to build the perfect home, from selecting the land and designing the right architecture style that fits the location, down to the features offered, including the latest in technology.

At its foundation, KirE’s goal is to build homes that go beyond quality craftsmanship and connect with its customers on a more personal level. KirE understands that each home is a sanctuary and strives to create the ultimate place to live a comfortable, easy lifestyle. This understanding ultimately provides customers with a home that will be a point of pride for years to come.

About SolarCity

SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company offers solar power, energy efficiency and electric vehicle services, and makes clean energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 14 states and signs a new customer every three minutes of the workday. Visit the company online at and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.

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