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Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes

Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes

With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before.

About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in California alone, SunPower Corp. announced Wednesday. That figure nearly doubled year-over-year from 2011 to 2012, the company reported.

SunPower, headquartered in San Jose, designs and builds solar panels and systems. The company recently installed its 10,000th system on a home near San Diego. 

Home buyers in Southern California are starting to realize how much they could save by purchasing a new home with a solar power...

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