This year, the global solar energy market is set to soar, as project costs plunge and countries boost investments in cleaner sources of electricity. The construction industry is experiencing this firsthand.

As an example, Hamlet Homes, www.hamlethomes.com, Murray, Utah, announced 80% of its popular, energy-efficient townhome community in Utah, Nevis at Newpark, in the Newpark Town Center in Park City, Utah, has been sold, most of it pre-sold based on its unique model home design.
With a design that caters to outdoor enthusiasts and the investment-savvy, energy-conscious homebuyer, the 1,255-sq.-ft., solar townhomes provide homebuyers with an opportunity to live ‘green’ in the heart of the walkable, mixed-use Newpark Town Center.

Hamlet Homes broke ground on the 23 Nevis townhomes in September 2014, with the grand opening of the Nevis model home in February 2015. Hamlet Homes President John Aldous notes the townhome’s modern design, energy-efficient features, and location and views make it a very attractive option for homebuyers. The Nevis at Newpark townhomes serve as an energy-efficient primary residence, a second home, or as rental property, he says.

The showcase energy efficiencies at Nevis include 1.5 KW solar panels (concealed in a rooftop terrace) that average 25% of each townhome’s energy load, programmable set-back thermostat, 92% high-efficiency furnace, a tankless water heater, low-e windows, and Energy Star appliances. Further efficiencies are gained using 2×6” exterior walls with R-23 blown-in insulation and R-48/R-60 blown-in insulation in the ceilings.

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