JLM Energy’s ‘micro’ system connects directly to PV panels
System provider JLM Energy has launched the first in a suite of energy storage products that connects battery storage directly to solar panels.
The California-headquartered company makes a range of energy products and offers services aimed at residential, commercial and utility customers ranging from solar panel system design to thermostat technologies, as well as battery-based energy storage systems with integrated management and control systems.
Its newest line, MicroStorage, couples a battery directly to a corresponding solar panel. It means power from the solar PV can charge the batteries or be fed into the grid. It can also do both simultaneously, JLM Energy claims. Additionally, as solar generation tails off in the late afternoon or evening, the battery discharges, while the system supplies power directly to the building it is connected to.