• Solarz™

JLM Energy Solarz™

Commercial Grade Hybid PV

Solarz JLM specializes in commercial PV solar systems ranging between 10 kW and 5,000 kW. We provide all the equipment along with cabling and racking and work with our wide network of construction partners to help build the system.

Introduction

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.

Product Options

Solarz-InstallersSolar 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.

Solarz-US

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.

Solarz-NU

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.

Configuration

Solarz PV solar panels generally come in 3 sizes. This allows us to tailor your solar array to maximize energy output on virtually any style building.

Solarz-US

For systems between 10 kW and 50 kW, we recommend that each solar panel be equipped with a micro-inverter. JLM provides the complete system design, together with all the parts and equipment necessary to install the system.

Medium Solarz

For larger systems, ranging between 50 kW and 150 kW, we recommend string inverters. String inverters, along with string combiners are available from a number of different equipment providers. At JLM we have the experience and expertise to configure, specify and engineer a complete system along with all the necessary drawings needed to install the system. We then work with our network of installers to complete the installation of the system.

Large Solarz

For utility-scale systems at larger than 150 kW, we recommend centralized inverters. Studying and assessing the real estate designated for such a system becomes a critical part of the process. At JLM we have the construction experience to evaluate the enormous financial opportunities but also look for the possible risks and downside of projects of this scale.

Solarz-MeasurzProcess

Interview

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.

Preliminary Analysis

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.

Detailed Analysis

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.

Design Phase

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.

Installation

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.

Calculator

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).