SolarCity installed a 103 kW solar system at Sheridan Station, a new mixed income multi-family community in southeast Washington D.C. The system consists of 429 solar panels and is the largest solar system installed on a District of Columbia multi-family property to date.
Sheridan Station offers amenities that include ENERGY STAR appliances in every home and outdoor terrace as well as the structured parking garage, fitness center and health clinic. The combination of energy-efficient appliances and solar systems will significantly reduce the monthly operating costs of the property. The solar system will support electricity usage in the five-story, 114-unit apartment building’s common areas, thereby defraying about 30% of the electricity usage in the common areas.
William C. Smith + Co, developer and owner of the property, has applied for LEED platinum status with the U.S. Green Building Council. Leon Keshishian, regional director of SolarCity’s Mid-Atlantic operations, notes, “Our partners at William C. Smith + Co clearly understand that solar power can provide both economic and environmental benefits. SolarCity is privileged to contribute to a project that gives back to the community around it in more ways than one.”