Webcor Builders, one of the largest general contractors in California, is offering its employees, their family, and friends, a home solar program called SunShares. The program allows participants to choose between two solar installers who offer substantial discounts on residential rooftop solar installations.
The goal of the SunShares program is to make residential solar power more affordable for homeowners. These discounts are made possible through pooling the purchasing power of several large corporate organizations who are members of the Business Council on Climate Change, which is based in San Francisico.
“We are always looking to bring unique and innovative opportunities to benefit our employees, which is why this solar program caught our interest,” said Jes Pedersen, President and CEO of Webcor. “Giving our employees the option to make their homes better for the environment is right in line with our mission of being a sustainably conscious builder. It’s important we integrate sustainability at the project level, while also providing environmentally conscious opportunities for the communities and homes we live in.”
Two solar installers are participating. Skytech Solar is offering residents American made equipment as a product option. Sunrun, one of the largest and oldest solar companies in the US, is providing service throughout central and northern California, including the Bay Area. Both companies are covering solar permit fees required for installation by local governments.
The starting cost for a turnkey solar installation is $3.50 per watt, and goes up based on the installer, system size, and any structural additions needed for individual homes. This is a 15% discount off the market rate installation cost. The discounted program pricing available is being offered from August 1st through October 23, 2015.
Financing options for participants include cash, loans or power purchase agreements. Another financing tool is available from various cities and counties throughout California called Property Assessed Clean PACE enables program participants to apply the cost of their energy upgrades to their property tax bill.
With over 43 years of experience, Webcor has an extensive knowledge base that allows it to provide exceptional value by building smarter. Founded in 1971, Webcor is known for an innovative and efficient approach to construction, skill in concrete construction, and expertise in building landmark projects. Webcor’s mission is to build structures of superior quality and value that add economic value to its communities.