The two companies have teamed to provide leading comprehensive energy efficiency and solar power solutions to thousands of Meritage Homes homebuyers throughout the US.

"With the cost of solar power lower than ever, homeowners who choose solar-powered homes receive compelling annual savings on electricity," according to Meritage Homes Vice President of Environmental Affairs C.R. Herro.

"By partnering with SunPower, the industry’s most experienced provider of solar technology to new home communities, Meritage Homes provides customers the most reliable and efficient solar technology available, enabling customers to create value the moment they take ownership of their new home."

"Increasingly, homebuyers understand the return on investment that a high quality, energy efficient, solar-powered new home delivers," said SunPower CEO Tom Werner. "We’re very proud to partner with Meritage Homes, which has made yet another exemplary commitment to its customers and to the communities it serves through this national agreement."

SunPower will offer its solar technology at approximately 200 Meritage Homes communities nationwide, beginning in California, Texas and North Carolina. SunPower will also work with Meritage Homes sales personnel and Meritage homebuyers to provide training, marketing and education on the unique opportunity this partnership offers.