KB Home announced that it is the first homebuilder to offer SunPower’s new OneRoof product at its Ashbury new-home community in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first-of-its-kind SunPower OneRoof system delivers an efficient, durable, attractive and cost-effective solar roofing product that is ideal for the new-home market.
KB Home has been a pioneer in solar homebuilding for nearly 15 years. The company was one of the first national homebuilders to offer solar, well before solar became a requirement of the California Energy Code. In 2011, KB Home partnered with SunPower to introduce the homebuilder’s first all-solar community, taking an early leadership position in the industry and developing an enduring partnership in the process.
SunPower has been serving homebuilders for 15 years, installing 50,000 new-home solar systems and leads in this segment, with more than 50 percent market share. During the past 18 months, SunPower’s Research and Development team collaborated with KB Home to develop SunPower OneRoof. The innovative new product features interlocking metal roof trays with integrated panel clips to install SunPower solar panels directly to the roof deck. This is designed to create a watertight, impermeable solar roof. It is designed to install faster and easier than traditional rack-mounted solar systems and has passed UL tests, including the Class A Fire Rating for building-integrated solar. The aesthetically pleasing solar roof was designed specifically to meet the needs of California new-home solar communities and replaces concrete tile roofing materials.