The McKnight Lane Housing Development in Waltham, Vermont is doing what no affordable housing project has done before: It is offering rural, low-income tenants zero-energy, single-family housing that also includes resilient solar energy storage systems. You can read a project profile here, and a blog post about the project here.

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CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) helped facilitate the inclusion of energy storage systems into this project, along with our sister organization Clean Energy Group, Vermont utility Green Mountain Power, Sonnen, and the High Meadows Fund. We will be collecting data on the energy storage systems to provide system optimization analysis, and once the data is in, we will work with stakeholders to replicate this project in Vermont and throughout the Northeast.

In a webinar on December 14, project stakeholders from the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), Green Mountain Power, Sonnen, and project developer the Addison County Community Trust will provide an overview of this impressive project. Webinar details are available here.