On the Scene: 11 cool things we saw at Intersolar 2017
Another Intersolar has come and gone, but the product innovations, large and small, are here to stay. At least until next Intersolar. If you missed the event, or didn’t have time to see all three floors, here are some products that stood out to us in the exhibit hall.
JLM Energy launched a new energy storage product category called MicroStorage — a battery pack that couples directly to a corresponding solar panel, as you see here. JLM says the advantage of its Phazr’s microstorage approach is that a single solar panel can concurrently charge a battery and deliver energy to the grid. The simultaneous nature of electron flow is unique to JLM’s patent-pending technology. The Phazr is designed for large scale solar plus storage applications, and is also perfectly suited for smaller residential and commercial installs.
Solar Builder started in 2011 as a dual flip-book styled magazine with Wind Builder. Half of the magazine featured the latest solar power construction news in North America, while the other half focused on wind power. Our parent company Benjamin Media had previously published Alternative Power Construction magazine since 2009, highlighting solar and wind construction news along with hydropower, geothermal and tidal/wave topics. After we determined the majority of our subscribers were involved with solar and wind, Solar Builder/Wind Builder was born.
When the wind power industry lost government support in 2012, projects stopped flowing and we decided to focus our efforts entirely on Solar Builder. Since 2012, Solar Builder has increased its direct-request print subscriptions by 50 percent, has more than 6,100 opt-in subscribers to the bi-weekly e-newsletter, has steadily increasing website traffic and recently launched a mobile app. With more than five years of renewable energy construction knowledge and expertise, Benjamin Media and Solar Builder are trusted sources for the latest solar news across North America.
About JLM Energy
JLM Energy is an energy technology company. JLM Energy hascreated a fully-integrated software platform and energy technology bundle that optimizes energy use and maximizes savings for our customers. The bundle includes solar, energy storage, monitoring devices, algorithms and load switches that are all unified via the software.
JLM Energy is employee-owned and based in Northern California with offices in Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. www.jlmei.com@JLMEnergy on Twitter.