Mission Viejo business Franchise Services invests in solar plus energy storage to drastically reduce utility bills and eliminate hefty demand charges.

ROCKLIN, Calif., June 14, 2016 — The management team at Franchise Services, Inc. in Mission Viejo wanted more choice and control over annual utility expenses. This included reducing the pain from one of the highest demand charge tariffs in the nation. So the company invested in JLM Energy’s solar plus storage smart energy management technology that will make it possible to rely on stored energy during peak times to lower electric bills.


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C&I customers saving money with solar+storage

Pairing energy storage with solar brings many benefits to the end user, especially those in the commercial and industrial space. Vic Shao, CEO of Green Charge Networks, said there are significant market opportunities right now for solar+storage in non-residential settings.

“Combining solar plus energy storage can bring additional revenue streams to a project including arbitrage and demand response programs,” he said. “Because most of our customers opt for our shared savings model, taking advantage of these synergies comes at essentially no additional cost. Utilities also appreciate pairing these technologies as a solution for variable solar production- more consistent flow of energy.”


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Solar Plus Storage Eliminates Hefty Demand Charges… and Other Quick Microgrid News

Federal tax incentives for solar plus energy storage systems are currently available for up to 30 percent of the total cost. For Mission Viejo business Franchise Services, an investment in solar plus storage will drastically reduce utility bills — and eliminate hefty demand charges.
The company, which occupies a 44,000 square foot office building and spends $120,000 a year on electricity, wanted more choice and control over annual utility expenses.

Solar plus storage technology from JLM Energy will make that possible.

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JLM Success Story: Golf Courses

The average 18-hole golf course in California uses 800,000 kWh of electricity annually. The superintendent at a well-known golf course in Monterey, California, recently installed a renewable energy system from JLM Energy for the maintenance facility. This investment enables the golf course to now generate 99% of its electricity independent from the grid. Management projects nearly $1 million in savings over the course of the next 25 years. To put it in perspective, the reduction in carbon footprint is equivalent to eliminating more than 179,000 gallons of gasoline consumption.

JLM’s innovative Gridz platform can power your irrigation system, clubhouse, maintenance facilities, exterior lighting, and electric vehicle charging stations, a golf course’s largest expenses¹, for a fraction of the cost.

Our experts are ready to help you cut costs and increase the efficiency of your golf course operations. We can work with you to develop a customized energy solution that results in significant savings while showcasing your commitment to sustainability.

To learn more about how JLM Energy can relieve your operation costs and help your organization become even more green, call us today at (916) 304-1603.

1 GCSAA – Golf Course Environmental Profile Volume IV