Tesla is building a neighborhood.
On Friday, developer Brookfield announced a partnership with Tesla Energy and Dacra that would deliver "the first Tesla Solar neighborhood," near Austin, Texas. Dubbed SunHouse at Easton Park, all of the housing would have solar roof tiles, electric vehicle (EV) chargers, and Powerwall batteries.
The subject properties would be in a section of the existing 2,300-acre, master-planned Easton Park community. The first installations began on under-construction properties last month.
“The feedback we get from the solar and battery products used in this community will impact how we develop and launch new products,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a statement.
SunHouse is also meant to serve as a model of a sustainable neighborhood. Tesla Solar will monitor each homes' energy, and Brookfield will also create a community solar program that the public will be able to tap into. There will also be EV-charging stations throughout the neighborhood, and there will be back-up storage for excess energy in case there is a power outage (like the one that occurred earlier this year), potentially allowing for residents to be compensated for producing excess energy.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a-tesla-town/18480
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
Following a bankruptcy auction, sale closed on the property last November.... read »
The new home also has an owner's suite that spreads out over 3,300 square feet.... read »
Over 8,000 apartments were absorbed in DC in 2021 for the first time.... read »
A neighbor of the priciest home to ever sell in the DC region appears to be taking in... read »
The developer began sharing plans for the project in October.... read »
UrbanTurf is re-running its primer on property taxes which outlines a few things that... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
The H Street Corridor once epitomized DC's development boom, but construction activit... read »
The upzoning would mandate additional Inclusionary Zoning units for developments alon... read »
The Shaw pipeline is starting the year off hot.... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro