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
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!
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.
Now, 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!
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.
Continue reading “How Does Solar Energy Actually Work?”
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.
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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.
Continue reading “Get Ready for Retirement Now with Solar Power”