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Tesla V3 Solar Roof, Powerwall, and other sustainable elements will be phased into new homes at Easton Park, in Austin, Texas. The new project, in collaboration with Tesla, Brookfield Asset Management, and Dacra, aims to create the greenest neighborhood in the country.
On July 9, 2021, Tesla Energy, Brookfield Asset Management, and Dacra announced a new initiative named SunHouse in Easton Park. Combining Brookfield and Dacra's real estate expertise with innovative products and the expertise of Tesla Energy will provide continuous learning and innovation to create a new model for the design and construction of sustainable large-scale residential projects around the world.
“Neighborhood solar installations across all housing types will reshape how people live,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “Brookfield and Dacra’s commitment to stay at the vanguard of that evolution is what makes them the right collaborator for Tesla Energy. The feedback we get from the solar and battery products used in this community will impact how we develop and launch new products.”
“This initiative brings together multiple parts of our organization with innovative and forward-thinking partners that share a commitment to advance the development of sustainable communities,” said Brian Kingston, CEO of Brookfield’s Real Estate business. “As consumers are increasingly seeking out energy security alongside sustainable places to live, combining Tesla’s solar technology together with Brookfield’s real estate and renewables development capabilities will help us meet demand for environmentally responsible communities of the future.”
“Our goal is to establish that fully-sustainable neighborhoods are not only viable, but the best practical and economic choice,” said Craig Robins, CEO of Dacra. "Together with Brookfield and Tesla, we are trying to change the world by creating technology-driven, energy independent communities that make the world a better place."
Tesla's V3 Solar Roof and Powerwall will be phased into homes in the SunHouse area, which will be built on land in Easton Park's Brookfield Residential master plan but will be designed and sold separately.
The first phase of construction began in June. Tesla Solar will provide ongoing oversight of home energy systems. Brookfield will integrate a community-wide solar program to meet the broader needs of public utilities and surrounding areas. The City of Austin and Travis County have committed to sustainable development.
“The City of Austin is excited for the arrival of these affordable options to housing powered by renewable energy,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “I am excited for the Tesla, Brookfield, and Dacra partnership’s approach to sustainable energy and housing as an example of the out-of-box thinking that continues to make our community a beacon of innovation for the rest of the country and world.”
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