Renewable Energy Systems Las Vegas NV

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Solar NV
(702) 507-0093
8175 Main St
Las Vegas, NV
 
EcKat Applied Technologies
(775) 287-8188
POB 6847
Incline Village, NV
 
JB Solar Corp
(888) 445-8199
848 Tanager St. Suite P Incline Village, NV 89451
Incline Village, NV
Services
Solar energy

Co-Energy Group Llc
(702) 650-0557
8395 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV
 
Nevada Energy Buyers Network
(702) 968-1460
8685 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV
 
Solar NV
(702) 507-0093
8175 Main St
Las Vegas, NV
 
Clean Energy Center LLC
(775) 284-8692
4865 Joule Street
Reno, NV
Services
Wind, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Ground-Source Heat

Home Energy Expert Design Auditing & Testing Services
(702) 436-7817
3209 Robin Cir
Las Vegas, NV
 
E-3 Ces
(702) 949-7900
5860 S Pecos Rd
Las Vegas, NV
 
Carmar Corporation
(702) 693-5746
1800 E Sahara Ave Ste 107
Las Vegas, NV
 

Sizing a Renewable Energy System

Once decisions have been made about the house - insulation, windows, solar orientation, mechanical systems and the like - it's time to work in renewable energy. And here, there is no magic, just a methodical accounting of how much electricity will be consumed day by day over the course of a year. Energy modeling software, such as Energy-10 developed by NREL, can be a huge help.

Appliances and heating and cooling equipment are major energy consumers. Planners can check specifications provided by manufacturers to see how much electricity a particular appliance will use. Washing machines, heat pumps, dishwashers, and refrigerators all come with government-mandated labels showing predicted energy use.

Note: Planners may want to dive deeper than that and do more thorough calculations.

Estimating the amount of electricity the house will use in a year is simply a matter of adding up the numbers, and taking a few educated guesses along the way.

Plug Loads

Plug loads are a wild card, not only because phantom loads (the electricity surreptitiously used to power electronics and other devices when they are turned off) can be substantial but also because we kind finding more stuff to plug in.

Adding up the Numbers

In an all electric-house, a renewable energy system can be sized once these values have been determined. When other fuels are used, however, there's one more step: producing enough surplus electricity to compensate for the firewood, natural gas, liquefied petroleum, or other fuels that might be used for space heating or cooling.

Homeowners who watch their use of electricity carefully, who remember to turn out lights when they're not needed, and unplug the TV instead of just turning it off, will get by with less renewable energy capacity than an energy spendthrift.

Renewable Energy Options

For the moment, photovoltaics, wind energy, and solar hot-water collectors are the basic tools that designers and builders have at their disposal to get a house to zero energy performance. The exact mix of energy sources for a home depends greatly on the site, the house specifications, and the habits of its occupants. The one constant - a super-efficient building envelope - well-insulate and well-sealed.

Deciding where to spend the building budget can be a challenge. Paul Norton, a senior research engineer at NREL, says, "the critical question" in net zero building is how much money to invest in renewable energy and how much to...

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