As it is necessary in most commercial building projects, we provide completed submittals to the building authorities or the procurement office working alongside our commercial dealers and clients.
Solarz is uniquely positioned to enable the system designer to specify a true hybrid wind and PV system. Multiple PV solar panels, along with multiple wind turbines (up to 25 units), may be installed on the same string array.
In off-grid applications or applications that require energy backup, Solarz and Energizr make a powerful combination. For more information, please see the product brochure for JLM’s Energizr.
Solar PV Options
The market has experienced a substantial reduction in the price of photovoltaic (PV) panels. In particular, panels from China are of high quality and low prices. However, these panels do not qualify for ARRA incentives. Consequently, we offer two generalized types of panels.
For customers that require US-made panels, we offer PV panels from Canadian Solar, SolarWorld, Sharp and Suniva. PV panels from other suppliers are available, if required by the project specifications.
Solar panels from Astronergy, Trina Solar, Yingli Solar and ET Solar are available from JLM. Generally, Solarz-NU systems end up being as much as $0.50 less expensive when compared to Solarz-US systems.
The interview can be performed on the phone, in person or electronically. We’d like to conduct a 10-minute interview to understand what you are looking to accomplish.
Based on the finding from the Interview, we perform a quick analysis to find out if what you are interested in doing is possible with our technology.
We perform an analytical study of your site, location, building geometry, annual energy estimates, etc. and provide you with a detailed report on the possibilities at your site.
We will work with your chosen contractor and structural engineers to complete the installation process.
Detailed Proposal and Permits
We finalize the design proposal and complete a package of documentation necessary for submission to your local building department for permitting.
Building codes requires that all solar thermal installations be performed by a licensed commercial contractor. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners also offers a nationally recognized solar thermal certification program. For more information, please see www.nclicensing.org.
Energy produced and used can be estimated based on demand schedule, amount of storage and the efficiency of the building’s primary water heating system. Energy savings can then be projected using current utility rates and a realistic projected rate of increase in utility prices (called an escalation rate).