College of the Desert deploys JLM Energy’s Foldrz renewable energy solution

9/22/17 | Palm Desert, CA.

Foldrz College of the DesertPALM DESERT, Calif. – September 22, 2017 – College of the Desert today deployed a first-of-its-kind, renewable energy mobile unit made by JLM Energy, a California-based renewable technology company. The school will use Foldrz in sustainability education programs and as a recruiting tool with prospective students.

Countless mechanical and electrical engineering hours went into designing and building Foldrz. Foldrz is fully equipped with the ability to generate, store and distribute power to critical operations, including integration with third-party generators, hydraulic motion controls, and the ability to track the sun. The system is monitored and managed using JLM Energy’s innovative cloud-based software, Measurz.
Students will be trained in:

• Renewable Technology
• Energy Storage
• Monitoring Software
• Energy Production
• Inverter Technology
• Hydraulics

Jon Caffrey, project director for Prop. 39 Grant/Energize Colleges said, “We are proud to showcase our commitment to sustainability and renewables with this innovative and flexible technology. It’ll help our Career Education students immensely to provide them with hands-on training in a real-world environment.”

Nathan Newsom, Vice president of sales at JLM Energy said, “College of the Desert is clearly committed to clean power and we are pleased to work with them to provide a venue for students to become aware of the importance of sustainability and explore careers in the field.”

College of the Desert

About College of the Desert

Established in 1958, College of the Desert (COD), located in Palm Desert, is an accredited community college serving eastern Riverside County, California. The College leads the region in providing quality, higher education, technical training and lifelong learning opportunities, in response to the dynamic needs of our diverse community. The College serves more than 14,000 credit, and 1,000 non-credit students each year and is the number one source of transfer students to California State.

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About JLM Energy

JLM Energy is an energy technology company. JLM has created a fully-integrated software platform and energy ecosystem that optimizes energy use and maximizes savings for customers. The ecosystem includes solar, energy storage, monitoring devices, algorithms and load controllers that are all unified via a single software platform. JLM Energy is an employee-owned company. To learn more, visit

@JLMEnergy on Twitter.

Ellen Howe for JLM Energy
Tel. 703-835-5550

James Meier for College of the Desert
Tel. 760-773-2589

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