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JLM Energy Puts Batteries on Solar Modules With New Phazr Storage Product

Like microinverters, this system distributes the storage at the solar-module level to save on design and install costs.

1/27/17 | Julian Spector |

Phazr Microstorage Technology

Energy technology startup JLM launched a new battery aimed squarely at the solar-plus-storage market, which the company expects to grow rapidly this year.

The Phazr battery continues JLM’s tradition of Z-happy nomenclature, but it functions differently than its predecessors. This thin rectangular battery, 20 inches by 10 inches, clips directly onto the back of a solar module. Just as Enphase microinverters popularized a distributed model for solar power conversion, Phazr takes a distributed approach to storage.

The Rocklin, California-based company contends that the distributed architecture enables big savings in the soft costs of a storage purchase: the design and labor of installation, as well as operations and maintenance. The company had previously served residential and commercial storage markets with its Solarz modules and Energizr battery line, but with the new “MicroStorage” product, it is tackling utility-scale solar-plus-storage for the first time. The first production run will ship end of March.