Progress at Mirada – Southwest Florida’s First All Solar Community

With our partners at Urban Solar, we have completed over two dozen homes at Mirada, Lennar Homes’ community where 100% of the homes will get solar power.

Slated for over 100 homes, Mirada is Southwest Florida’s first community where every home will be powered by a photovoltaic system. The homes are built to be energy efficient in the first place. Solar power will produce a large percentage of the remaining electricity required to run the household.

Located off Bass Road near Healthpark, Mirada has a great location in Fort Myers near the beaches. A mix of one and two-story homes, Mirada is billed as Executive Homes with state-of-the-art solar power built in. Additionally, homes come equipped with premium features via Lennar’s “Everything’s Included” package. Homes are sized from 1,640 to 3,357 square feet priced from $275,999 – $404,999 (reported via Lennar’s website 9/5/2017).

The utility serving Mirada is FPL, who is installing supplemental meters at each home to measure solar output. In addition to bi-directional meters that support Florida’s Netmetering law, FPL will be able to see how a community of over 100 homes contributes to and interacts with the utility grid.

We are excited to see this community take shape. We have been contracted for two additional communities in Bradenton and Land O’ Lakes, FL where we will install another 400+ solar energy systems on homes in “solarized” communities. We are working with Sunstreet, Lennar’s solar energy subsidiary that provides cost effective financing options for solar homes.

We will keep you updated as these projects progress. Because we have a FAA licensed UAS (drone) pilot on staff, we can bring you these amazing aerial videos showing what a solar community looks like. Enjoy the video, and let us know if you have any questions about Southwest Florida’s first all solar community!

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