Renewable energy as a percentage of the total power generated in the United States is soaring. Solar, geothermal, and wind are gaining ground as coal and gas are declining in the United States’ collective energy portfolio. Utility-scale solar power generation increased 100% in 2014 nationally. By 2030, it is anticipated that the US will generate 10 – 20% of its power through solar.

Solar_7176At Pringle Creek Community, we strive to be ahead of the curve. Our community can meet nearly all of its energy needs through solar and geothermal energy. Our ‘net zero’ community center, Painters Hall, actually creates more energy annually, through its 220 KwH solar array, than it uses (You can see the energy created in real-time here). The extra energy produced is used to power our streetlights and our geothermal system pumps.

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The Union of Concerned Scientists list benefits of renewable energy as; little to no global warming emissions, improved public health and environmental quality, a vast and inexhaustible energy supply, jobs and other economic benefits, stable energy prices, and a more reliable and resilient energy system.

Pringle Creek Community is a cutting-edge sustainably designed development with home lots situated to take advantage of solar and geothermal energy. Lot siting at PCC is based upon the best production of energy. Some home sites are situated where solar energy is optimal and others are benefited by geothermal energy to meet their heating and cooling needs. Your dream home at Pringle Creek Community will be situated to take advantage of this ideal siting saving you hundreds of dollars in utility bills annually.

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We’re happy to see that the rest of the country is finally recognizing the benefits of renewable energy. We’ve realized it long ago and remain committed as a developer and community to contributing to the share of energy that is generated from renewable resources like the sun and reducing the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels.

You, too, can be part of this change! All of our lots are build-ready. Call us at 503-315-1055, or email us to find out about building your custom, energy efficient home at Pringle Creek.