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You Won’t Find A Solar Calculator Here!

Lots of Idaho solar companies are excited to have you visit their website, give up your contact info, and use their “solar calculator” in order to get an accurate quote on how much solar you need and how much it can help you save…sound great doesn’t it?

There’s only one problem: not every house is the same! So how are they providing a real estimate?

It’s easy, because they aren’t!
They aren’t looking at your home, your energy needs, or anything else other than the size of your roof in square feet and how many solar panels they can squeeze into it.

Unfortunately, not only does this end up costing you more from the outset but it can even end up costing you for years to come! What happens when years from now you make other changes to your home? Maybe you install draft preventing double pane windows, or switch all your lights to eco-friendly bulbs….suddenly your home is needing 30% less energy but you’ve still got all those panels up there pumping it out.

While the power company is happy to have you helping them power the grid, this also means that the energy you’re paying to collect isn’t doing you as much good! We believe there is a better way.

We start by looking at the energy load your home currently requires. We look at everything inside and outside of your home to see what things can be improved upon to provide better energy efficiency long before we ever start measuring out your roof space. See, over the years we’ve developed knowledge that allows us to look at the bigger picture of your home’s power needs and by doing this we can give you a truly comprehensive whole home energy solution. This can mean the different between two panels on your home versus ten, and that equals thousands of dollars that stay in your pocket before we even begin work!

We would love the chance to show you all we can do – including solar thermal and beyond! We are confident that we will be able to offer you a plan for your home to help you start saving on your energy bills right away and for years to come! Schedule your free solar site visit today!


Stop Paying Your Power Bill!

Just imagine if you could! Well, the good news is it’s not just some far fetched idea. Thanks to the modern technology we use in our whole home energy solutions you can start cutting those energy bills right away. You see, Renewable Energy NW LLC provides much more than just solar pv, or even just solar thermal – we take a look at the big picture of your home’s energy expenditures and see where we can reduce costs before we even start measuring out your roof to see how much solar will fit on it.

Here’s a great example!
We received a call yesterday from a customer that we installed a system from over 5 years ago. They had a question about a Solar PV system and charging into old lead batteries. Once the question was answered, I inquired how the solar thermal system was working. His comment was “great”! They had not turned the gas hot water heater on since they moved into the new house over 5 years ago.

Our home energy solutions aren’t just for new construction! While you certainly don’t have to start from the ground up it can be easier to install the systems necessary for optimal savings while the home is being built, but even existing homes can see an amazing savings on energy bills using our recommendations. We’ll begin by assessing your current power bill, look at where it’s costing you the most, and then provide a comprehensive energy plan to help you start saving right away.

Our solar solutions are about more than just heating your home too! While solar thermal is known for it’s super efficient ability to radiantly heat floors and walkways we can also use our systems to provide cooling as well. Best of all you can enjoy these savings the entire time you live in your home and should it come time to relocate you can count on these improvements adding to your overall home value. Give us a call today to schedule your free solar site visit!

 


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!