Tesla is building a new 218-home luxury development in Florida with solar roofs, batteries, and EV chargers, Yahoo! News reports. Centaur US Holdings is developing the new community, Panther National, around a golf course in Palm Beach. The golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, a famous retired professional golfer. The community will cover 2,400 acres. Max Strang, a world-renowned architect based out of Miami, will design the homes.
Panther National announced in July that it was partnering with Tesla Energy to install rooftop solar power systems and Powerwalls, and stated that Tesla’s vision aligns with its own. The aim here is for luxury lifestyle amenities in an energy-efficient and sustainable environment. Panther National said:
“Energy independence and sustainable energy generation has always been the driving force behind Tesla’s focus on home energy systems. Tesla’s vision aligns with Panther National, a new residential development in Florida that combines high-end architecture and amenities with a commitment to clean energy. Tesla plans to install cutting-edge clean energy products throughout the sustainably designed community at Panther National, including Tesla Powerwall+ and Tesla Solar products.”
The company also added that Tesla was happy to collaborate with Panther National Development’s team since they share the goal of building cleaner and more resilient communities. The team is being led by Dominik Senn in collaboration with Willstrong, its construction partner. The company added that with its partners, they are creating modern, energy-independent residences that blend sustainability with elegant architecture.
“The development incorporates site-driven and climate-driven design philosophies that will be coupled with the innovative energy technologies provided by Tesla Energy.”
The Tesla solar panels, Powerwall+ with an integrated inverter, and Tesla wall connectors will work in tandem as a cohesive system that enables residents to become energy independent. Panther National noted that its flat roof design in combination with the Florida sun creates the ideal environment for Tesla’s solar panels. Tesla’s Powerwall+ will replace outdated and noisy generators that are used in storm-prone areas.
The company added that Tesla has made its home energy system affordable for homebuyers throughout the nation — not just for those with the means to afford luxury homes.
“Tesla Energy has diligently refined its system to achieve competitive pricing, ensuring that the home energy systems are accessible to homebuyers throughout the United States. Together with Tesla, Panther National will achieve its vision of creating sustainable buildings and energy independence in a world-class setting.”
The championship core golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, and the company added that it offers exclusive access to luxury lifestyle facilities.
The aim is the feel of a 5-star resort, but with sustainability and energy independence front and center.
There will also be a spa, athletic club, kids club, swimming, and even premium dining. Yes, this is aimed at the luxury homebuyer, not the mass market. Construction for this project is expected to start around the end of this year.