Solar shingles power NEXUS EnergyHomes on the East Coast

March 5, 2013

NEXUS EnergyHomes Inc. will offer Dow POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles to homebuyers in their upcoming Nexus GeoSolar Communities, as well as to their new construction luxury custom homebuyers, and clients within the trending teardown market. 

The POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle is an integrated solar roofing system that protects the home and generates electricity.

It is a first-of-its kind product, designed to combine the benefits of solar technology with the durability and performance of traditional roofing materials.

“Dow Solar Shingles are among the most cutting-edge renewable solutions on the market, making Dow POWERHOUSE the ideal partner for NEXUS EnergyHomes,’ said Paul Zanecki, NEXUS EnergyHomes founder and president. “This solar integrated roof product protects the home, uses sunlight to power it, and provides superior aesthetic appeal for our homes’ exterior design."

NEXUS EnergyHomes residences are designed and constructed to meet the rigorous requirements of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) at the highest certification levels. 

At the North Pointe Nexus GeoSolar Community in Frederick, Md., all of the homes built in this 50-lot community have achieved Emerald certification by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center.

With several home projects already underway in Maryland, and constructing Philadelphia’s first net-zero luxury townhomes and the Low Country’s first Nexus GeoSolar Community, and other projects in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area soon to be announced, strong demand for the product is anticipated.

Zanecki says he expects its homeowners with Solar Shingles to realize thousands of dollars in energy savings, plus the POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles will increase the overall value of their home.

“Nexus EnergyHomes is on the leading edge of sustainable innovation in homebuilding, which makes our collaboration a natural fit,” said Dan Pezolt, Dow Solar Commercial Director. “DOW POWERHOUSE has been endorsed by homeowner’s associations and has been approved for use on historical structures, which speaks to the aesthetic benefit of the product. We are excited to offer East Coast homebuyers the prospect of buying a high-performing home complete with solar technology that looks like it belongs on a roof.”

The Dow POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle was recently honored as a recipient of a 2012 Breakthrough Award by POPULAR MECHANICS for creating the new benchmark in roof design and engineering in the U.S. They were also awarded Gold for Best New Product by the internationally-renowned 2012 Edison Awards, and received the TIME Magazine Best Invention of the Year in 2009. 

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Topics: Photovoltaic / Solar Panels , Roofing , Solar Power

Companies: Dow Building Solutions

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