Local utility Rocky Mountain Power will manage a proposed solar-plus-storage microgrid at the Soleil Lofts apartment community in Herriman, Utah. The “all-electric residential community” will feature more than 600 sonnen ecoLinx batteries (totaling 12.6 MWh of on-site energy storage) that will be used as emergency backup power and for demand response on the grid. Solaria will provide the solar modules.
“As the developer of Soleil Lofts, we started with the firm belief we could build a community that was solving the Salt Lake Valley’s serious air quality issues today and in the future. That belief led us to partner with Rocky Mountain Power, sonnen and Auric Energy for the development of an all-electric community utilizing solar and batteries,” said Dell Loy Hansen, CEO of the Wasatch Group.
Residents will begin moving into the Soleil Lofts apartments in September 2019 and the final building will be complete in December of 2020. Upon completion, the Soleil Lofts community is expected to be the largest fully installed and operational residential battery demand response solution in the United States.
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