In today’s economy, it’s very important to find ways to save money wherever possible. One of the ways you can save is using solar thermal hot water. Never heard of it? It’s a simple concept that harnesses the power of the sun for one of your home’s most expensive daily tasks…heating water!
The Boise area is a natural fit for renewable energy solutions! Our dry, arid environment provides plenty of free and abundant sunshine to heat our homes, swimming pools, hot tubs and more. One company in Boise provides everything you need to get started on the road to reducing your energy dependence. Renewable Energy NW starts you off in the right direction by reducing your home’s energy consumption in the most efficient way possible using evacuated solar tubes. The evacuated solar tubes are 94% efficient as compared to photovoltaic (PV) panels which hover around 17% efficiency. The difference will save you thousands, if not tens of thousands, over the years!
While many of us understand that we can turn the sun into our own personal power station, few of us know how that happens. Renewable Energy NW wants you to have a better understanding of how the radiation of the sun is converted into power, both through photovoltaic panels and evacuated solar tubes.
It’s likely no surprise that people in our industry truly believe that using solar power is important. It’s important for many reasons, not the least of which is the long-term savings you’ll experience as you become less dependent on the existing energy grid. But here are three reasons other than financial that we believe make solar power an absolute must in your Boise area home or business.
Most Americans will look to spend less once they enter retirement years. It just makes sense. Typically, you’re making less money, so you’ll want to find ways to spend less to maintain your current standard of living. One way to save in retirement is by decreasing your dependency on utility companies for supplying power to your home. By using renewable resources like solar energy, we can dramatically reduce, if not remove altogether, our need for power from the electric company.