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Pardee Homes San Diego recently opened its first all-solar community in Santee, Calif. When completed, the community will include 415 single-family homes across 204 acres in four neighborhoods.

Pardee Homes San Diego and TRI Pointe Homes have partnered with San Jose-based SunPower® to equip every home with state-of-the-art, energy-efficient solar panels. Homes will come with a range of 3- to 5-kilowatt (kw) systems generating up to 8,000 kw annually based on home orientation.

The homes were designed, developed and constructed with LivingSmart® features that provide healthier, more comfortable living environments while lowering operating costs.