JLM Energy said it plans to debut its Simple Quoting and Design tool (SQUAD) at SPI. The company said that SQUAD is a straightforward way for solar dealers to provide residential quotes on solar plus JLM’s storage product Phazr, which pairs each solar panel with a battery pack.
SQUAD 1.0 brings time-of-use (TOU) shifting solutions to California residents, many of whom are affected by new TOU regulations that shift peak electricity pricing to later in the day when solar panels have stopped producing. This means homeowners can save their solar power in batteries for hours later in the day when the utility is charging higher rates and people are generally using more electricity – during the dinner hour and early evening.
JLM Energy Chief Operating Officer Erin Clark said, “SQUAD is designed to take the guess work out of quoting solar plus storage and help the homeowner visualize the solar plus storage compared to solar only solutions.”
SQUAD generates a sleek, one-page summary of system cost and savings as a leave behind at the conclusion of the in-home consultation. SQUAD uses JLM’s proprietary software Measurz to perform powerful calculations behind the simple user interface. Future versions will include demand shaving and self-supply algorithms, said the company.