h.a. Fisher Homes of Rhode Island and Dow Solar are proud to announce that Reynolds Farm, a community of more than 200 homes under construction in North Kingstown, will feature DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles. Reynolds Farm is the first community in the state of Rhode Island to feature this solar roof shingle product, which will enable homeowners to benefit from significant savings on their utility bills.
Dow Solar, a business segment within The Dow Chemical Company, manufactures DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles, a first-of-its-kind solar roofing product developed to combine the benefits of solar technology with the durability and performance of traditional roofing materials. h.a. Fisher Homes has exclusive rights to install the solar roof shingles on the homes they build in Rhode Island. Owners of homes with this particular roof shingle system are able to access a database that outlines how much electricity is being produced, how much is being used, and their energy savings.
The shingle roof product system will be highlighted in two model homes of Reynolds Farm, which are scheduled to open in April.
“The DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles are an innovative feature that will provide the homeowners of Reynolds Farm with enormous savings on their energy bills. Our company firmly believes in creating energyefficient homes because they are healthier and more cost-effective to live in and because they are beneficial for the overall natural environment,” said Hugh Fisher, founder and president of h.a. Fisher Homes.
“h.a. Fisher Homes is truly progressive in its approach to building homes that are designed to meet the needs of today’s homeowners. Hugh and his team appreciate the importance of sustainable design and that translates into significant cost savings,” said Mark Paille, Northeast Account Manager for The Dow Chemical Company.“We are very happy to partner with this company to introduce Solar Shingles to Reynolds Farm and the residents of Rhode Island.”
Reynolds Farms will include a mix of single-family homes, single-level condominiums and live-work townhomes that will range in size from 1,500 to 2,100-plus square feet. The homes are being constructed on a site of approximately 100 acres off Post Road in North Kingstown. The single-family homes include an optional Casita, a private space that includes a separate entrance, kitchen, living room, and bedroom. Designed for multi-generational living, Casitas can be used by retiring parents, postcollege adult children or other family members. Prices at Reynolds Farm are expected to start in the low $300,000s.