Stylish Sustainability: Solar Power Tees Up in Palm Desert


Quick Stats

Location: Palm Desert, California

System size: 25.5kW

System type: SunPower Equinox® with SunVault® Storage

Projected savings over life of the system: $450,746

Estimated electricity offset: 115%

Nestled in the stunning foothills of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains in the desert community of Palm Desert, California, the world-renown Bighorn Golf Club is known for innovative and imaginative architecture and style. The private homes adjacent to the legendary golf course feature exquisite architectural details, top-of-the-line amenities and breathtaking views. And with an average of 350 days of sunshine a year, the location is ideal for solar energy.

When the owners of a large home at Bighorn decided to leverage the power of the sun with a solar system, they knew they needed to meet both the strict design standards of their homeowners’ association as well as the challenge of their standing seam metal roof. They chose SunPower dealer Renova Energy to install a 25.5kW SunPower Equinox® system, carefully locating 60 solar panels to complement the architectural integrity of the home’s roofline.

Sustainability on par with style

In this sun-filled oasis in the desert, choosing solar power provided clear benefits for both the homeowners and the environment. The new system is designed to offset approximately 115% of the home's average electricity use, and the SunVault storage system enables the homeowners to store excess energy for on-demand use, increasing energy independence and potential cost savings while reducing reliance on the power grid even further.

The financial benefits were equally impressive: In addition to receiving a federal tax credit for the solar installation, the homeowners can save an estimated $13,000 in their first year, with a projected lifetime savings of more than $450,000. 

In an area known for beautiful views and architectural homes, Renova’s installation highlighted the ability to marry style, sustainability and performance. For their efforts, the Renova team won a 2022 SunPower Excellence in Design and Installation Award, recognizing solar installation projects that exemplify the company's commitment to outstanding system aesthetics, quality, performance and customer satisfaction.

Renova Energy’s high-quality SunPower solar installation not only showcases the homeowners’ commitment to sustainability, but also demonstrates how cutting-edge technology and innovative design can go hand-in-hand to create an elegant, energy-efficient and cost-effective solution for powering an active lifestyle.

For more information on how SunPower can help you reduce your energy use and environmental impact, reach out to a SunPower residential solar advisor by clicking the Get Started button.