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More Than Just Solar!

At Renewable Energy NW LLC the services we provide go beyond just solar power for your home, even beyond just solar thermal hot water! When you make the decision to switch to renewable energy with us you set your path for a brighter future – not just for you, but for those who come after you as well.

The solutions we provide start with saving you money today, but you will get all the enjoyment of readily available hot water and energy powered by the sun while you own your home, and when it comes time to sell or to pass that home along. You will be pleasantly pleased to find that the improvements you’ve built into it with us have not only added tremendous value to your resale price, but will add value to the home for years to come for the next owner too.

We’re excited to be able to provide whole home energy solutions to reduce your power bills and increase your enjoyment of your home! While many solar companies are only concerned with how many panels will fit on your roof we instead begin by looking at all the ways we can cut your home energy load before adding any solar. In many cases that may be adding an attic fan, or even just changing the lights you are using, as part of a comprehensive plan to get your energy bills down.


Don’t let worries about big install costs scare you away! Solar is more affordable than ever and we always start with how much technology is needed to fulfill your needs, not a bottom line. Get in touch today for your FREE solar site estimate to learn how we can help you start saving and building a brighter tomorrow, today with solar!


Earth Day! Open House Event!

Renewable Energy NW is excited to be able to offer this special Earth Day on-site solar open house event in Middleton, Idaho!
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12 PM – 3 PM
This is your chance to meet the RENW team in person and see the work being done as it happens! Take advantage of this unique event to ask all the questions you have about solar thermal systems and ICF Building, how these systems work, and how they can benefit you.

Here is a quick link to the address:
VISIT! 1932 Scotch Pine Drive in Middleton Idaho!

While this home’s build cost will be close to traditional 2X6 cost of construction, it will be extremely energy efficient using 1/3 of the typical energy costs!

This home features a ICF (insulated concrete form) to aid in insulating the home from energy loss, will be solar PV ready, and is expected to only use 10 solar pv panels to handle the home’s electrical energy load. This is just one example of how we can combine renewable energy technologies to bring your home beyond net zero!

We would love the chance to talk with you more about what we do in person!
Please stop by to learn about building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)  and how solar thermal radiant floor heating and cooling can help you save on your home energy costs!


Better Efficiency Less Space!

One thing that keeps some homeowners from even considering installing solar on their home is the concern that they will have to clutter up or cover their roof with huge bulky panels. While every home will require different installations for varied needs you’ll be happy to know that our systems generally take up less space than traditional photovoltaic solar panels and offer even more efficiency!

We start by first looking at how we can reduce your home energy load before even considering “how much” solar we should install in your home. There are a number of things that can be done to improve the efficiency of most home HVAC systems, and we like to start there because it allows us to offer even better energy conservation for your home from the get-go. Our solar thermal systems can generally take care of most single family homes with just a couple panels installed.

From there we have a base energy level we can work with and start developing an all inclusive energy solution for your home! Depending on your home needs and your preferences we can offer great renewable options like solar attic fans, as well as solar PV for electrical support, and our highly efficient solar thermal systems to heat and cool your home year round. Our payback figures are among some of the shortest available of any green energy; you can expect to see savings on your energy bill right away!

We would love the opportunity to speak with you about your home energy needs and how we can help cut them in half! Get in touch today to schedule your on-site solar estimate and start saving tomorrow!


RENW at the Boise Spring Home Show!

We love getting out into the local Idaho community and meeting the people we serve!
It’s always a great opportunity to chat, get to know folks, and answer questions the have about the solar solutions we provide for home and business.

This month we’ll be at the Boise Spring Home Show!

Make a day of it and come on down!
With over 200 displays and remodeling/landscaping inspiration around every corner, there’s always something new popping up at the Boise Spring Home & Garden Show. Brighten up and bring new life to your home this season.

March 14-March 17 2019!
Thurs & Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Admission is just $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and kids 12 and under get in free! Bring the whole family and get ready for Spring in Idaho with Renewable Energy NW LLC!
Keep an eye on our website here as well as our Facebook page for all of our upcoming events!


Solar Thermal: Questions About Cost

It surprises us that many people are still not familiar with solar thermal technology and often compare it to traditional solar photo-voltaic.

This is especially interesting because solar thermal is actually the older of the two solar technologies!

To help dispel some of the common misconceptions about solar we’ve put together this quick graphic so you can see the differences at a glance.

idaho solarNow, this isn’t to belittle solar PV! We have worked with it as an accompanying technology in the past with great success, and we believe it is through comprehensive use of multiple methods that you get the most benefit.

The biggest differences between the solar thermal we offer and solar PV is that solar thermal heats the water/liquid directly whereas PV creates electricity which then heats your water. Either one works, but when it comes to water heating solar thermal simply can not be beat!

Price too high? Not enough ROI?
These are all things we hear when people want to down talk solar and fact is when it comes to solar THERMAL these things are even less of a concern! Fact is, solar thermal from Renewable Energy NW has one of the fastest paybacks of any alternative energy; best of all you will see immediate return in the form of lower energy bills even before the system is paid off!

Are there up front costs? Yes! But that’s true of ANY investment.
After you’ve already enjoyed years of low energy costs and have your system paid off you can still see more returns should you decide to sell your home – as much as $20,000 in some cases! Ready to start saving? Let’s talk!