Owners: Denova Homes and The River Island Community

Project Size/Scope: 92 lots ranging from 1,841-2,568 square feet.

Project Description: Denova Homes selected PetersenDean as the solar roofing contractor for its new Edgewater at River Island Community.

The Edgewater development is comprised of 92 lots with four floor plans ranging from 1,841 to 2,568 square feet of living space. Each home will include a 1.5 kW Canadian Solar panel roof-mounted solar system, standard on every home. Besides the standard solar roof, buyers will have the option to upgrade to 3.0kW or 6.0kW, depending on plans, elevations, orientations and available roof space.

With solar panels standard, Edgewater also offers a variety of green technologies and eco-friendly options. Features Included: tank-less water heaters, radiant barriers, cool roof colors, one-coat stucco, 14 SEER air conditioning, energy-efficient appliances, select recycled framing materials and more.

“Solar is clean energy and we are striving to build an eco-friendly home as much as possible. It’s also a great way to reduce utility cost for our homeowners,” said Ryan Parlett, President of DeNova Homes, Inc. “PetersenDean and Canadian Solar were an easy choice, because they come as a package and deliver some of the best materials in the industry.

The standard 1.5 kW solar electric system should yield an estimated five-year savings of up to $10,926. The upgrade option allows the buyer great flexibility to size a solar system to meet their energy needs for maximum energy offset, and solar savings.


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Product(s) used: Canadian Solar panels and Fronius inverters.