Case Study North Putnam School Solar Energy

North Putnam Indiana schools go solar with JLM Energy

November 1, 2016

Working with energy service company Johnson-Melloh Solutions, North Putnam School District in Bainbridge Indiana selected JLM Energy’s storage plus smart energy management technology to complement its 1.6 mW solar farm. The system also provides backup power in the case of an outage.

Johnson-Melloh integrated energy storage because the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) infrastructure at the school caps the amount of power that can be transmitted back to the grid. Now North Putnam relies on stored power during peak times to lower bills, while feeding excess energy back to Duke Energy’s grid at a constant rate over the course of the day.

This means that North Putnam Middle and High Schools will control energy costs for the next 25 years. And by introducing a non-debt financing service program that required no upfront capital, the community will not have the worries of a rising tax levy…continue reading