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Solar Home Community Opens in Northwest San Antonio

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Meritage Homes just opened a new community of new construction homes where solar panels and energy efficient construction comes as standard. The community of Providence is a gated community of 40 homes, tucked away in a quiet area of northwest San Antonio with easy access to South Texas Medical Center, Interstate Highway 10 and recreation areas such as the Leon Vista Trailhead and OP Schnabel Park.

What is so exciting about this community is that the Meritage built homes will have solar panels installed as standard. Not only are they installing solar panels as standard, but instead of installing regular Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which only convert about 15% of the solar energy into power, Meritage Homes is installing the revolutionary Echo Solar System which is reported to be 50% efficient.  The Echo solar system is more efficient because it uses the solar panels to both generate electricity and capture the thermal energy.

These energy efficient Meritage Homes at Providence also include, spray foam insulation throughout the exterior walls and the attic, providing a tight building envelope. WaterSense efficient fixtures and dual flush toilets help to reduce your water consumption by 50%. Low-E vinyl windows help to keep the sun’s heat from coming into the home and ENERGY STAR® appliances also contribute to reducing the home’s overall energy consumption.

Notable Standard Features at Providence Include:

  • Echo Solar System
  • Solar Water Heater with 120 Gallon Tank
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Dual Flush Toilets
  • Taexx built-in Pest Control System
  • PEX®Plumbing
  • 14 SEER Air conditioning System
  • Low-E Windows
  • Energy Star® appliances

Homes being built in this community are available in 7 different floor plans which range from a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1515 square foot one story all the way to a 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2797 square foot two story plan.

If you are interested in buying a home in Providence, or would like to learn more about buying a new home in San Antonio, please do not hesitate to contact me at truesarealestate@gmail.com or (210) 595-9801 to discuss your home buying needs.

Trudy Edwards, REALTOR® , Legend Realty Group, KELLER WILLIAMS Realty Heritage 2338 N. Loop 1604 W., Ste. 120 San Antonio, TX 78248