Sonnen and real estate partner set up Solar+Storage system for Florida neighborhood

July 7, 2022
The homes will be able to self-generate power and use as needed with the sonnen ecoLinx energy storage system

Sarasota-based real estate developer Pearl Homes is activating its first NET ZERO LEED PLUS home situated in the Hunters Point community it developed in Cortez, Florida.

The 86 homes in the LEED Zero-certified, sustainable community will be equipped with a solar-plus-energy-storage system. The energy storage system used at the homes will be ecoLinx by Sonnen, a smart energy storage and VPP technology firm.

The system will ensure that the homes will be able to self-generate power and use it as needed with a battery storage system, while utility Florida Power and Light completes its grid transmission infrastructure for the subdivision.

"Pearl Homes is pioneering a truly innovative approach to sustainable home building, and clean living with the introduction of their solar plus storage home, by giving customers access to bulletproof solar, building a clean energy community, and ultimately helping perpetuate a clean energy transition in Florida,” Blake Richetta, Sonnen CEO, said.

The homes will eventually be connected to the grid while the battery backup provides support to stay powered during grid outages.

Pearl Homes Founder Marshall Gobuty said, “We believe the Hunters Point community will serve as a 'greenprint' for the future of not only clean energy homes but entire sustainable, cost-effective master-planned communities. We seek out trailblazing partners, like Sonnen, for our projects because our focus has always been on building products and solutions that have the potential to change the world."