by Adele Peters, Fast Company
A Salt Lake City apartment complex, named Soleil Lofts, is the first to incorporate solar plus storage into every unit.
- The local utility will use solar and storage as a virtual power plant and will avoid using fossil fuels during peak hours
- The developing company, Wasatch Group, used batteries from Sonnen, Inc. which are installed in all 600 units
- The Wasatch Group saw investing in solar power and batteries as the right thing to do for the region, which is already experiencing climate impacts including worsening wildfires and droughts
- The apartment complex includes 100 electric vehicle charging stations as well as 12.6 Megawatts of battery storage