Home of future has a solar-powered EV station

kb-home-lancasterLANCASTER, Calif. – The City of Lancaster, Calif. BYD and KB Home recently completed a new earth-friendly prototype home complete with BYD’s solar, battery and LED Lighting systems as well as a home EV charging station. Any electric car that plugs in will be partially fueled with electricity generated by the home’s solar system.

“This remarkable new house is truly the home of the future,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris.

KB Home began construction on the home in late March 2010 in association with BYD.

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The home was built to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® guidelines and includes many earth-friendly features. BYD provided renewable energy-related materials, including solar panels, energy storage batteries, and LED energy-saving lights. KB Home installed an electric vehicle outlet to demonstrate the home’s ability to charge BYD’s F3DM and e6 electric vehicles, which were on display at the home.

“These are real solutions for real people available today for mass-market adoption,” said Stella Li, Senior Vice President of BYD .

This home and four other KB Home model homes at Alamosa are open to the public daily for tours. For more information, including community hours and driving directions, call 888-KBHOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.

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