YOUR ALL-IN-ONE SOLAR PROVIDER TO POWER YOUR BUSINESS
How Commercial Solar Energy Systems Work
Reduce Operating Costs
Solar energy system components work together to power your business with clean energy from the sun.
A. Solar Panels
Solar panels are installed on your roof or adjacent structure. These solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into DC power.
B. Solar Inverter
The DC power from the solar panels is sent to a solar inverter, where it is converted into AC power, or standard electrical current used to power your facility.
C. Electrical Panel
AC power travels from the solar inverter to the electrical cabinet, often called a breaker box. This power is then available to service all of your electrical needs.
D. Utility Meter
The utility meter continually measures your electrical supply; when your solar energy system produces more power than you need, the meter literally spins backwards, accumulating credits with the utility company that will offset your next bill.
E. Utility Grid
Your business remains connected to the utility grid to supply you with electricity when you need more power than your solar energy system has produced, such as at night.
E. Solar Energy Monitoring
It continually monitors your business' electricity usage. With a clear picture of your electricity patterns and our recommendations , you can better manage your solar energy consumption and reduce operating expense.
All-in-One Solar Provider
JBL takes care of every step for you to power your business with solar energy, from design and financing to installation and ongoing monitoring. We make it easy and affordable to go solar with competitive prices and uncompromising service.
Custom Designs for Your Business
We know every business is different. Our in-house engineering team will design your solar system based on your facility's architecture and your business' projected electrical needs for the next 20+ years.
Our engineers will complete a structural analysis of your facility and produce a full set of structural design and electrical blueprints. Your design plans will also contain the specification sheets for all system components, such as the solar panels and inverters for your project. We will then submit your approved plans to your local city government to obtain the necessary building permits.
Quality Installation and Project Management JBL's professional installation teams have extensive experience and will build your system to our high standards. We use only the highest quality solar panels and install with stainless steel hardware. Our project managers will handle all interaction with local permit offices and city and utility inspections.
Ongoing Monitoring Service
Every solar power system includes a monitoring service which continuously tracks how much energy your system is producing. Our service team keeps a watchful eye on that data to ensure that your system is always performing as it should. In the unlikely event that your system is not performing as expected, we will proactively alert you.
Finance with No Capital Investment
A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) allows your business to install a solar system with no upfront investment or equipment purchase—all you pay for is the solar electricity you produce each month. We could help you to find direct financing instead of using a third party, so you can get the best rates and have single point of contact and accountability for system performance.
Energy expenses add up to a signifigant portion of an organization's operating costs. With a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) organizations can lock in energy prices for the long-term.
When your organization switches to solar power, you are hedging against volatile utility rates by locking in low, predictably priced electricity for years into the future. As utility rates continue to rise, your savings can grow every year.
Reduce Your Energy Expenses
When your business begins to generate its own solar power, your electricity bill can drop significantly. Depending on your facility's energy consumption, you will still draw power from the utility grid but you might be able to move into a different rate tier. Solar may also help you avoid peak demand surcharges.
In addition, you will be protecting your business from future utility rate increases for years to come.
Sell Excess Power to the Utility
If your solar system generates more power than your facility can immediately use, your excess power flows back to the grid, earning credit on your utility bill in regions with favorable net metering policies.
Solar systems produce the most electricity during the middle of the day, during "peak" hours when the utility rates are at their highest.
This is to your advantage, because you can sell excess electricity to the utility company at high peak rates in the afternoon, and buy electricity back at lower "off-peak" rates during other times of the day and at night.
You buy low and sell high! This is referred to as "net metering" and can reduce your electricity bill even further.
JBL designs high quality solar systems and sources panels with extensive warranties. Our monitoring service provides real time data and alerts to ensure your system is performing as expected.
With a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), basic repairs and maintenance are included.
Solar systems have no moving parts, so there is very little ongoing maintenance required. Our solar panels carry extensive warranties and are exceptionally well made so that you don't have to worry about spending money on system maintenance.
Data Source: Energy Information Administration