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Whole House Comfort – Year Round!

If there was one thing about this Summer in Idaho: it was hot. And it was hot too!
While the worst of the searing temperatures have passed those of you who had a working air conditioner are likely breathing a sigh of relief – because your power bill will finally go down (just in time for Winter heating season)! Don’t despair! Renewable Energy NW is here with a message of hope for your home, and it’s that you can live comfortably in your home year round without the high power costs thanks to our whole home holistic energy solutions.

While Solar Thermal and Solar PV are a big part of our business, and have been since we started over a decade ago, we have grown to now offer even more ways for you to save! This includes Whole Home Fans that are whisper quiet as well as innovative energy recommendations that will surprise you in how easy they are to implement in your home.

But, you’re saying: I already have an air conditioner – why do I need a house fan?
For one, a whole house fan doesn’t just cool the air in your home, it completely exchanges it! This means not only are you getting cooler air, you’re getting fresher air too. With a whole house fan your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard, if at all, to keep the air in your home at just the right temperature.

And quiet too! No more ka-chang, thump! In the middle of the night and no more jet engine sound outside your house all day long.
Whole house fans are practically silent, keep the core of your home cooler, and reduce the thermal heat mass of your house overall. Even better – our Quietcool fans can even help you enjoy your home more in Winter too!

During the colder months when your home is more closed off, stale air can build up and dramatically affect the quality of your breathing. While whole home fans are mainly for cooling your house this is not their only function! It’s a little known secret that with a QuietCool whole house fan, you can rapidly exchange the air in your home with fresh air from outside. Exchanging the air in your home in the daytime during winter will not only warm your house but will push out a lot the airborne pathogens that may exist in the home.

Find out more about how much you can save on your energy bill every month – talk to us!
Call 208-577-6537 or get in touch via our contact page!

Renewable Energy Makes Idaho News

We are passionate about the community we live in, as well as the people we serve, and we love our great country! As such we want to see only the best choices made for the future of all. Renewable Energy NW LLC owner Carl Simpson put together a few personal thoughts in a recent letter to the editor and we wanted to be sure to share it with you here:

The story of energy is one of evolution, and American innovation has always been crucial to it. As consumers, businesses and public governments increasingly look to lower-carbon options, I’m glad the U.S. will continue to be at the forefront of new clean energy technologies thanks to smart thinking from Congress.

In the final days of last year, leaders in Washington passed the Energy Act — a major infusion of cash into clean energy innovation (like solar, wind and storage) over the next five years. It came on the tailwinds of other important progress for American clean energy innovation right here in Idaho: $10 million in federal funding to support a partnership between Idaho National Laboratory and Xcel Energy. Together they’ll transform our knowledge of hydrogen and potentially the nuclear energy industry as we know it.

Clean energy is a powerful economic development tool and job creator here in the Gem State as well as nationwide. Beyond that new advancements have made clean energy among the most cost-conscious options for consumers. Senator Crapo and other leaders’ sustained commitment to innovation will continue its trajectory and contribute to a more resilient and affordable U.S. power system.

With a focused approach towards energy efficiency first then renewable energy we can make sound economic decisions for clean energy that make cent$.

Carl Simpson, Star

*https://www.idahopress.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/letters-to-the-editor-jan-29-students-offer-hope-davis-and-lachiondo-are-a-light/article_5869ea35-68c9-5ddf-9e2f-84b18da6ad70.html
*https://www.idahostatejournal.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/energy/article_74d5b679-08d3-532f-98ef-56506c38ffa2.html
*https://magicvalley.com/opinion/letters/letter-glad-the-u-s-is-at-forefront-of-clean-energy/article_91c1f372-071e-5baf-b43f-a0eba78aef54.html

Beyond Solar! Whole Home Energy Solutions!

It’s no secret that Renewable Energy NW LLC has helped the solar thermal industry here in the Northwest grow by leaps and bounds. We’re proud of our hard work and the reputation it has brought us for being a quality provider of green energy choices for your home – but we do a lot more than JUST solar!

Our mission to help you reduce your home energy costs is our primary focus and we are always finding new ways to keep you comfortable in your home efficiently. As part of that commitment to you we are proud to announce we are now a QuietCool authorized installer!

The air in your home is what makes up a large part of the temperature you experience; especially in Summer months hot air is easily trapped in the empty spaces of your attic and other areas. Your regular air conditioner will do it’s best to regulate the temperatures in the living spaces you occupy but all that latent heat in the rest of your home can make it have to work much harder than necessary – sometimes even running in the late evenings when there is plenty of cool air outside! That’s one reason why QuietCool fans are exceptional! Anytime it is cooler outside than the inside of a home, the QuietCool whole house fan system will work effectively.

No CLANG BOOM! These aren’t your old rattling attic fans! These fans are whisper-quiet and energy-efficient – not to be compared to the old traditional whole house fan. QuietCool systems allow you to turn off your most expensive appliance and improve the air quality and comfort of your home in just minutes!

If you are tired of big energy bills or looking to build energy efficiency into your home from the ground up we would love the opportunity to talk with about all of the solutions we offer! Call 208-577-6537 for your free estimate today!

Save Your Toes Before The Snow Blows!

Winter! Is! COMING!
Fuzzy caterpillars, old bones, and everything in the sky is saying we’re in for another big winter here in Idaho! While no one can predict the weather with any real certainty, especially in 2020, one thing we can say for certain is that solar thermal will not only help you save your frosty toes this year it can also help you save on your energy bill.

First, our Renewable Energy NW team takes a look at your homes current energy costs – or projected ones if you’re still building. From that we make a comprehensive plans based on your energy needs and start putting the pieces together based on that need and your budget. See, we understand no two homes are the same and as such no cut copy solution will work for every home. Thankfully we do a lot more than just measure your roof to see how many panels it will fit – we do solar thermal like few others in the world, but it is only part of our whole home energy solution!

Sound expensive?
Don’t worry! We know all of the best incentives and plans to keep costs as affordable as possible. ANY investment in your home has costs up front, the real question at that point becomes is it worth that cost. Solar thermal and our renewable energy solutions have some of the highest – and fastest – payback of any home upgrade and best of all you will start seeing the savings on your first power bill.

Have questions?
Let’s talk! We love chatting shop with folks here in Idaho because we are passionate about what we do – and that’s helping people save on their energy costs! Give a call to 208-577-6537 today and get your own free solar site estimate scheduled.

Bringing The Sunshine To Help You Save!

We’re living in interesting times!

Nonetheless, the world keeps turning; we’re fortunate to be able to continue helping people in Idaho and throughout the Northwest save on their energy bills by harnessing the power of the sun!

What’s even better is that we do more than just solar – and that means we can help you save even more – because what we measure out success by providing solutions, not by the numbers of our product sales.

 

 
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Here’s some details from a recent install as an example:
We installed solar thermal radiant floor heating and cooling – the most efficient system for heating and cooling – in this 4,200 Sq Ft home by Northern Construction.  In addition to the solar thermal, this home will also have 10 Kw of Solar PV.

The estimated annual cost for energy for this home is just $750 !
 

 

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Got a big shop or commercial space? Not to fear! The RENW team is here!
We can help you save with solar no matter what size project you have.

We’ve installed on a wide variety of home sizes as well as huge dairy and other commercial applications. Just take a look at this massive 6,000 Sq Ft building! We installed these panels vertically to make the most of available direct light as well as to keep the roof clear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out more of our team in action!
When you’re ready to see how much you can start saving get in touch!

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SOLAR PV

SAVE WITH SOLAR!


Harness the power of the sun to fuel your home or business for just pennies a day! Find out how much you can save!
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SOLAR THERMAL

MORE THAN HOT WATER!


Solar thermal is a efficient way to heat all the water in your home! More than just hot showers, it can save you from shoveling snow too!
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WHOLE HOUSE FANS

WHOLE HOUSE COOL


Our whole house fans are one of the most efficient ways to cool your home and bring in fresh air!

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ELECTRICAL UPGRADES

SAVING IS SIMPLE!


You don’t have to spend a lot to save a lot! Fact is, there are hundreds of ways to improve your home energy efficiency beyond solar!