https://theclimatecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Screen-Shot-2020-02-10-at-11.42.39-AM.png 786 1200 Nina Turner https://theclimatecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/The-Climate-Center-Logo_RGB-1.svg Nina Turner2020-03-10 10:42:452020-03-11 11:08:31In this new solar-powered apartment complex, all 600 units have batteries that form a virtual power plant
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