Green condos come with home batteries

(NYTIMES) – Soleil Lofts, a US apartment development in suburban Salt Lake City, offers a lot of amenities – pools, three spas, a basketball court, electrical appliances, a dog park – to lure potential residents. But the feature that sealed the deal for one of the owners, Mr Maik Kannenberg, a sales representative for a local tech firm, was a sleek, silent device: an energy storage battery.

His home, like every apartment in the US$156 million (S$209 million), 600-unit complex, includes a new ecoLinx battery made by German company Sonnen.

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