Will Storage Be at the Heart of Residential Communities of the Future?

One of the biggest homebuilders in North America is hoping energy storage can help create sustainable homes that are the foundation of residential communities in the future.

Orlando-based homebuilder Mattamy Homes will begin a home energy management and storage system pilot project for one of its model homes in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Palo Alto, Calif.-based ElectrIQ Power said that Mattamy Homes will test ElectrIQ’s IQ System, a management system that optimizes renewable energy systems, batteries, electric vehicle charging ports, and smart devices by analyzing, among other things, utility rates, weather and energy usage.

“The goal of our newly-formed relationship with ElectrIQ Power is to learn how the storage technology can be used to deliver innovative and sustainable homes that can aid us in building communities of the future,” Subhi Alsayed, Vice President of Sustainable Development at Mattamy Homes, said in a statement. “Our goal is to be able to build homes that can mitigate demand charges and provide grid services and are more resilient to grid outages.”

According to ElectrIQ, the system includes lithium-ion batteries and a hybrid solar/battery inverter. The batteries are available in 10 kWh increments.

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