Smart Home Builders

The Puget Sound housing boom is being driven by tech savvy buyers who want to live in 21st century homes, so why aren’t builders offering solar to their customers? Contrary to popular belief, solar does work in western Washington, and offering solar compatibility on new residential construction can be an excellent way to differentiate your company in a crowded marketplace.

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Buyers want a smart house, connected to smart devices, powering their smart car. But more than that, they want energy efficiency for reasons both financial and environmental. Homebuilders in the area have adapted too many of these needs, with the exception of solar. At first glance, solar installations can appear expensive, but taken with the cost of the house, they seem more like a modest investment, one that is forward-looking and helps the environment.

When you partner with Blossom Solar, we can create solar array templates for your most popular home plans. Simply ask the homebuyer if they would like solar and if they say yes, Blossom will do the rest, giving your company additional profit with next to no additional work.

Thousands of migrants to Washington over the last 10 years have come from sunnier locales. Even if solar may seem odd in Washington state, a solar powered home is not only normal for many transplants, it is also desirable.


As the laws mandating solar on new construction in California have shown, solar panels are moving from a niche accessory to a commonplace necessity. New commercial buildings are required to have solar, as is new residential construction in California, Seattle is moving in that direction with its energy compliance laws. Partnering with Blossom Solar will allow your company to get ahead of the curve and ensure your ability to offer what your buyers want.

The misconception that solar does not work in western Washington is often a barrier to considering it on new homes. While it is true that our region has cloudy and wet winters, the long, sunny days of summer ensure that solar homes accrue an overabundance of energy, which is then sent back to the grid and gives them credits (net metering) which is used to continue powering homes through the winter.