SolarCity and Brookfield Homes Hawai‘i Offer Solar Power for New Homes with No Upfront Cost, Immediate Savings for Homeowners
MILILANI, Hawaii, January 28, 2014 — SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) and Brookfield Homes Hawai‘i are offering solar on existing as well as selected new homes in the Brookfield Homes Hawai‘i KaMilo community within the Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. SolarCity, with local operations in Mililani, makes it possible for new Brookfield homeowners to install solar panels for little to no money upfront, and reduce their electric utility bills significantly by using solar electricity.
KaMilo, a luxury community comprised of 137 single-family and paired-family homes on the Kohala Coast, is the first neighborhood in Hawai‘i to provide solar panels as an included feature on selected housing designs with no upfront cost. As of this month, Brookfield Homes Hawai‘i buyers can immediately reap the benefits of solar power upon purchase of their homes and may save more than $1,500 on their annual electricity costs with SolarCity.
“Through our partnership with SolarCity, we can now offer new homeowners this premier opportunity of sustainable, luxurious living in Hawai‘i,” said Jeffrey Prostor, president of Brookfield Homes Hawai‘i. “Providing energy-saving standard features on our homes located along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world is a value that we are excited to pass on to our home buyers.”
Under the new clean energy plan, new homeowners in the KaMilo community may pay up to 50 percent less for solar electricity than they pay for traditional utility power. SolarCity will install and maintain the systems throughout the 20-year life of the contract.
“Averaging up to 350 sunny days a year, solar power makes sense on the Kohala Coast” said Jon Yoshimura, director of policy and electricity markets at SolarCity. “We expect KaMilo to become a model for new home developments in Hawai’i.”
For additional details on the KaMilo community please visit http://www.brookfieldkamilo.com/.
About KaMilo at Mauna Lani
KaMilo at Mauna Lani is a joint venture resort community between Brookfield Homes Hawaii, Inc. & A&B Properties, Inc. Award-winning Brookfield Homes Hawaii, Inc. offers luxury residential resort communities on the Islands of Hawaii including KaMilo at Mauna Lani (Island of Hawaii), Nihilani at Princeville, Kukui’ula, and PiliMai at Poipu (Island of Kauai) http://www.brookfieldhawaii.com.
About SolarCity Hawai’i
SolarCity® provides Hawai’i homeowners, business and government organizations cleaner, more affordable alternatives to their utility bills from its local operations center in Mililani. The company makes clean energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. Additional information about the company’s operations in Hawai’i is available at http://www.solarcity.com/states/hi, or on Facebook & Twitter.
This release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding expected savings and cost reductions, expected number of homes with solar power and assumptions relating to the foregoing. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward looking statements. You should read the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which identifies certain of these and additional risks and uncertainties. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Brookfield Homes Hawaii
Caroline Witherspoon or Katie Vanes
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 five minutes. Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.