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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!


No Worries Winter With Solar!

Summer all but dried up and blew away in a matter of a few weeks here in the Northwest and the sudden change has many people worried that we might be in for another super frigid Winter! That is, people who haven’t harnessed the power of solar thermal!

Many people aren’t familiar with Solar Thermal, and think it’s the same thing as old standard Solar PV which only provides electric power. Solar thermal is a whole different technology! Our particular system is especially efficient as it makes use of the water already coming into your home to circulate heat throughout the building in order to provide not only hot water whenever you need it but also a holistic method of warming your home.

Don’t let the idea of high cost stop you in your tracks either! You don’t have to be loaded with cash because solar thermal saves dollars and makes SENSE! While you will see some cost up front, just like any investment, you’ll be glad to know that solar thermal has one of the fastest paybacks of any renewable energy and you will have the initial cost paid off in just a few years. In the meantime you will be able to enjoy about 50% less cost on your monthly energy bill so you will see the savings right away!

You could be enjoying a soak in your new solar hot tub this Winter while the neighbors are out shoveling snow!

Even better, with our radiant solar snow melt you won’t have to be shoveling either. There’s still plenty of time to get your solar thermal project on the books for this year so get in touch today for your FREE solar site estimate to see how we can start helping you save money on heating your home today!


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.


What Will The 2017 Solar Eclipse Mean For You?

The world is abuzz with the news of the upcoming solar eclipse, especially here in Idaho! And with good reason, it’s been almost 40 years since there has been a full solar eclipse here in the United States; as that last time just skimmed several states this is a real event to witness!

For centuries an eclipse of the sun was a frightening event that caused panic and fear through the masses before it was understood. In old days Native American tribes told stories of a great bear that would come every so often and take a bite out of the sun, whereas the ancient Chinese believed he sun was being swallowed by a dragon. Even in modern times people can be superstitious about a solar eclipse – but we’re here to tell you that there is no reason to worry, especially if you’re a Renewable Energy NW solar thermal customer! Learn more about how solar thermal works

You see our technology is true solar thermal; that means it works great even on cloudy days! Thankfully our systems are also backed up by great water heaters as part of our whole home holistic approach to solar HVAC; even if the eclipse were to last for most of the day instead of just a few minutes our customers would still have plenty of hot water to serve their needs.

Sun eating bears? Hungry dragons? Don’t panic! You can put those boogeymen of old to rest and cut your energy costs by as much as half with modern comforts like the very best services from us. Call 208-577-6537 today to get your free site estimate!