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ADU.Works Included Solar Panels in their ADU Design – Here’s Why

David Reyes
David Reyes

At ADU.Works, we believe that solar panels are a critical component of any ADU design. Not only do these panels provide clean, renewable energy for our clients, but they can help to save money and increase the sustainability and efficiency of their dwelling units.

This is part of ADU.Works’ commitment to creating sustainable and efficient ADUs that help to reduce energy costs for homeowners in the long-term. As anyone who has ever owned or lived in an ADU knows, utility bills can often become a burden, especially during the summer months in California when air conditioning is necessary for keeping cool. With the advancement of solar technology, ADU.Works considered it a must to include these panels in all our ADU models.

To give you more insights, here’s a list of benefits you can get from acquiring a solar-powered ADU from ADU.Works:

1. It Simplifies The Permit Process

The permit process for an ADU gets a lot simpler when you add solar panels to your design. Some cities allow one permit application that includes Title 24 calculations and plans of how the panels will be installed. This makes it easier as California requires these regulations in order to establish affordable housing options like accessory dwelling units (ADUs). 

Title 24 is a set of regulations aimed at ensuring that new buildings are as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. The requirements for Title 24 were first implemented in California, but have since been adopted by many other states across America. 

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2. Optimally Designed to be Energy and Cost-Efficient

Having solar panels in your ADU is a great way to take advantage of your property’s environment. ADU.Works designed their models with solar panel provisions so you don’t have to go through the hassle and expense associated with retrofitting them later which may not guarantee the same efficiency. This is because the Mavericks, ADU.Works’ models, were built with solar design specifications considered – one of which is including the best angle/direction for roofs along with vents that allow air circulation without compromising stability (important during hot summer months). This also ensures that there won’t be any unnecessary changes down the road, such as new electrical work or other renovations.

3. Decrease Costs, Increase Savings

Having solar panels in your accessory dwelling unit will reduce the ongoing cost of its electricity consumption, lessen the risk of power outages, and decrease the cost of living too. As electricity rates become more expensive, the benefits of a solar-powered ADU become more significant.

ADU.Works’ Maverick 392. Click the photo to know more.

ADU.Works is intentional in getting you the best ADU package in terms of both short-term and long-term benefits. With units priced starting at $139,400 with appliances and solar panels already included, it’s a testament to their promise in truly providing low-cost ADUs, without cutting corners, but rather – adding value.

Conclusion

The cost of building, owning, and maintaining an accessory dwelling unit is already a huge investment to some. That’s why our team in ADU.Works is continually seeking sustainable ways in providing the most affordable services, utilizing efficient construction processes, and innovating plan-set designs in order for us to empower homeowners – eventually changing the way people in California live. 

If you’re interested to know more about our solar-powered ADUs units, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us or give us a quick call through our number (408) 610 3005. We’ll gladly discuss the specifications of the Maverick Models and accommodate any question you may have. Our team looks forward to hearing from you.

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