March 5 -- A couple of new homes in Oklahoma City built by Habitat for Humanity are even more affordable thanks to the inclusion of solar energy.
The two solar powered homes are a first for the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity chapter, the group said.
"Solar power will mean so much in years to come to the families who live in these homes. The affordability will truly help transform their lives," said Ann Felton, CEO of the group.
The homes are part of a new Habitat for Humanity neighborhood called Hope Crossing, which will eventually include 220 homes. All homes completed so far include geothermal heating and cooling systems, and the group said Hope Crossing "is fast becoming the largest green development in Habitat for Humanity history."