Solar Energy Systems

Owner And Architect’s Energy-Efficient Love Child at 9317 Midway: The Future Is Now

By Jon Anderson / June 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

I like to walk with a purpose, an endpoint. Sunday was just such a day when, as a real estate writer, a cool open house is a great endpoint.  One option asked me to “imagine living in an Italian villa” (yeah, no). Then I came across the walk-worthy 9317 Midway, which looks very modern (good), […]

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California Now Requires Solar Power Installations On All New Homes — Your Thoughts?

By Candy Evans / May 15, 2018 / 3 Comments

“Government forcing citizens to purchase products that cost more than $15,000, offer no safety benefits and paybacks not usually realized for a decade or more is hardly cause for celebration. In California, lobbyists for the solar industry succeeded where their innovation and marketing efforts failed.” That’s what Phil Crone, Executive Officer of the Dallas Builders […]

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Tesla Solar Roofs Releases Pricing and You’re Going to Be Amazed

By Leah Shafer / May 17, 2017 / 13 Comments

If you’ve assumed Tesla Solar roofs would be priced sky high, prepare to be amazed. The company opened up ordering last week and they priced, on average, at $21.85 per square foot. That’s less than the cost of a regular roof, taking into consideration the energy savings over a 30-year period. These roofs aren’t 100 percent solar tiles — […]

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Top Ten 2016 Homebuilding Trends From DFW’s Leading Builders

By Leah Shafer / January 22, 2016 / 13 Comments

The 2015 real estate market in Dallas-Fort Worth went down in the books as the best in three decades, and year-end housing construction numbers placed Dallas as one of the country’s top building markets. North Texas is headquarters to some enormously talented (and busy!) builders. We’ve asked the best and brightest among them to tell us their predictions for 2016 homebuilding trends. […]

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Top Ten 2015 Homebuilding Trends from DFW’s Leading Builders

By Leah Shafer / January 9, 2015 / 6 Comments

The homebuilding market in DFW is super hot, and with a new year comes new trends. Candy already mentioned the emergence of the skullery, but there’s more! We’ve asked the best and brightest North Texas homebuilders to look into their crystal balls and make predictions about homebuilding trends for 2015. They’ve also given us some […]

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DFW Solar Home Tour This Weekend Shows Off Houses With Bright Futures

By Marc Lee / October 3, 2013 / 6 Comments

Home tour season has heated up and the DFW Solar Tour this Saturday is the hottest of them all. More than 30 homes and and buildings with solar energy systems will be open to the public across the Dallas area. The self-guided tour organized by the North Texas Renewable Energy Group is part of a […]

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