Quinn Residences teams with Palmetto on solar for new built-to-rent community


Clean energy platform Palmetto is debuting its build-to-rent (BTR) and single-family rental (SFR) community development solar services, teaming with Quinn Residences on its first renewable energy build-to-rent community in Spartanburg, S.C.

The community, Durham Farms, has 50 of its 207 homes built, with an estimated completion date of January 2023 for the entire community. In addition to Palmetto solar panels, Quinn Residences is also equipping its properties with electric vehicle charging stations and smart technology, which includes water leak sensors, WiFi-controlled thermostats and light switches, and smart locks and doorbells.

Once completed, the solar panels in the Durham Farms community will offset an estimated 1,247 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.

“Quinn Residences understands the urgency and value in transitioning to the clean energy future that Palmetto works toward every day. We are honored to work with the Quinn team to power Durham Farms as both companies work to foster more sustainable communities,” said Chris Kemper, Palmetto Chairman, Founder and CEO. “By partnering with community developers, we can impact entire communities rather than one home at a time.”

“By outfitting our communities with solar technology, we are reducing our carbon footprint, supplying clean energy to our residents, and providing cost-effective measures that minimize electrical usage.” said Richard Ross, Quinn Residences CEO. “We remain dedicated to finding new environmentally friendly solutions as we elevate Quinn toward a more sustainable future.”

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