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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!


It’s Never Too Late For Solar Thermal!

You’ve already noticed the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter; according to the old farmer we’re in for another hard Winter in the Northwest. So you may be thinking it’s too late in the year to start that solar thermal project you started checking out in Spring – but it’s not! In fact, we likely have a couple of months of easy installation before the elements become a factor for our team and we can even still handle new jobs into the icy season.

What if you’re not building new? No problem!
While it’s definitely easy to install our solar thermal in new construction we can retro-fit existing homes without any issue. Roof space isn’t a problem either as we are able in some situations to mount our evacuated tube vertically to save room or to capture optimal UV.

But what about snow? And less sunshine? Winter is coming!
We’re happy to say that even during the “snowpocalypse” of 2016-2017 we only had a few service calls for clearing snow, and no real outages. While it is true that your solar thermal tubes will be receiving less direct sunlight during Winter since our systems are so highly efficient you’ll have no trouble having plenty of hot water for your home. You see our systems work on radiant ultraviolet energy; this is available even on cloudy days so you will have no troubles during the cold months.

Breathe easy – Renewable Energy NW has you all taken care of! We’ve been the Northwest’s source for affordable solar thermal and whole home holistic energy solutions for almost a decade and have over 1,000 panel installs under our belt. We love helping homeowners save on the energy costs and business owners too! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have questions, we’re glad to talk or provide a free estimate for your specific energy needs!


2018 Is Bright For The RENW Team!

The new year is off to a bright start!
This Winter was amazingly mild compared to last year’s snowpocalypse and we’ve made the most of the warmer temperatures to keep on bringing the power of the sun to the good people of the Northwest.

Even though it hasn’t been as cold as it could be our customers are still enjoying great free hot water from the sun! This means more hot showers, how soaks in the tub, and toasty toes thanks to radiant solar thermal floor heating – more than that: it equals savings!

How does solar thermal help you save?

There are lots of ways actually, but here’s the best reasons:

  • On average, by installing a solar water heater, your water heating bills should drop 50%.
  • Fast pay back – solar thermal has one of the fastest turn around times on cost.
  • Solar thermal is 94% efficient.
  • Our pumps use less than .5 amps and costs less than $1 per month to run.
  • Best of all because the sun is free, you’re protected from future fuel shortages and price hikes.

Solar thermal is an amazing technology, but it’s not hard to benefit from having it in your home and business – best of all we make it easy!
We’d love to talk more with you about how our solar thermal HVAC system can help you start saving with the sun, give us a call at or send an email to schedule your free solar site visit today.


RENW Team Gains OG 300 Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Renewable Energy NW LLC Obtains OG-300 Program Certification

Customers Excited For Even Better Incentives And Quality Standards

STAR,IDAHO

solar power idahoRenewable Energy NW LLC has just been awarded the OG-300 Program Certification for their solar thermal HVAC systems. This major certification is one more step take in staying on the cusp of available technology as part of their on-going mission to serve their customers with the very best energy solutions.

This designation means that the solar thermal systems from Renewable Energy NW LLC have been evaluated by the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC) and approved for OG-300 certification. The operating guidelines for this program insure a certain level of quality and efficiency for solar thermal systems that bear it’s certification seal of approval, and is even required in some states in order to be applicable for some incentives.

Simply put, OG-300 certification is the best way to ensure that your solar thermal system will not only meet local regulations and incentive program requirements but also the standards set anywhere in the U.S.

While Renewable Energy NW LLC is already proud to be the lowest cost per BTU system in the USA, this new certification provides these additional benefits to their customers:

Greater Incentives
Some incentive program are not even available without this certifications.

Safety And Durability
Engineers review the system and it’s components to insure they meet comprehensive requirements.

Comparability
OG-300 certification includes high quality modeling to gauge to performance and energy savings the system can provide from a fair an unbiased third party.

Quality Assurance
Set performance standards help guarantee the level of quality and efficiency so that the consumer can be certain they are making informed choices.

About Renewable Energy NW LLC:
For over a decade Renewable Energy NW LLC has provided the very best in solar thermal HVAC systems for residential and commercial applications.
They have installed over 1,000 solar thermal panels across the state of Idaho and are the premiere source for radiant solar snow melt and solar thermal cooling in the Northwest.


Solar Thermal Does More Than Heat – How COOL Is That?!

Solar Thermal, despite being somewhat of a newer alternative energy technology is finally settling in to the broader awareness of consumers across the nation. It’s ability to cut costs by saving on heating the water for your home is easily it’s most well known application, with solar radiant heating and snow melt being close behind. But did you also know that the same system that you can use to slash your energy budget in half can also help cool your home or business as well?

It’s TRUE!

solar thermalFloor cooling is similar to floor heating that has been used in Europe and other parts of the world over the last several decades. The lines we use to run solar radiant heating through your floors can just as easily use the cool water already present in your home to circulate cool water throughout the building as well.

This ambient cooling provides a great, efficient way to move cooler temperatures through your home in the Summer months without overburdening your electrical system. This style of comfort cooling is exceptional because it works in harmony with your body, cooling not only through the touch but also by lowering the temperature of the air itself as the cooler air moves through the system.

Radiant cooling energy savings depend on the climate and other factors, but on average across the US savings are over 20% compared to conventional systems.  Solar radiant cooling also generally has lower first costs and lifecycle costs compared to conventional systems. While solar radiant heating and cooling may not be right for all applications, spaces with large air volumes, such as loading docks and warehouses, are especially good for radiant floor heating because heating all that air would be inefficient.

In more typical uses solar radiant hvac is more efficient than forced air heating or cooling because there are no drafts or duct losses.

Whether it’s for adding comfort to your home or business, we know that solar thermal can help you save on your energy costs!
Through our partnerships with other exceptional local service provides we’re able to create a comprehensive and holistic energy plan that’s sure to help you save by harnessing the power of the sun! Call 208-577-6537 today to schedule your free solar site visit!