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Evacuated tube testing in Idaho 2011

I tested an evacuated solar thermal tube in January in Idaho.  The tube heated from 55 degrees to 120 degrees in 10 minutes.  The temperature went to 350 degrees in 30 minutes.  The tube reached 395 degrees in 60 minutes. I completed the same test in September of 2011.   For this test I used 2 tubes one with a reflector…

Solar Water Heating and Comfort Heating in Oregon

We just completed another install in the great state of Oregon.  We installed 2 Mystic panels mounted on the south facing wall.  The installation also included a 50 gallon energy efficient solar storage tank, a solar controller, water to air heat exchanger in the forced air furnace system and a heating controller to dissipate the extra heat in the assisting…

Residential Tax Breaks for Renewable Energy Projects

The Renewable Energy NW LLC systems we install are eligible for the Federal Tax credit of 30% and the Idaho State deduction of 100% over a period of 4 years (40%, 20%, 20% and 20%) of the total installed solar thermal project.  

Solar Energy Cells saves money and make cent$

Using Solar Thermal radiant cells (evacuated tubes) is a very good solution for agricultural companies such as dairies, meat and food processing plants. The heat energy that can be harvested from the suns radiation, ultra-violet and infrared rays, is a large untapped energy source. The systems can be designed and installed to provide hot water of 165 degrees for wash…

Solar Hot Water and Radiant Floor Heating

Solar water heating on a home built in 1898. We just finished a great project on a GREAT classic historical registered house.  We installed 2 panels on the 45 degree roof.    That roof mount wast some careful work.  The water lines to the basement were already installed by the home owner. The home owner had also installed ~3,000 feet of…