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"The Future of Energy is Net Zero Energy!"
and
Way Beyond Solar! sm


"Net Zero Energy" to Reach Revenues of $690 Billion / year by 2020
and $1.3 Trillion / year Industry by 2035

 

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"The Future of Energy is Net Zero Energy!" sm

Think Beyond Solar sm

Architecture  *  Battery Energy Storage  Bidirectional Inverters  *  Bidirectional Power

Energy Efficiency Measures  Energy Master Planning  Energy Storage  Micro-Grids

Net Zero Energy  Net Zero Energy Retrofit  Solar Cogeneration  Solar Trigeneration


Homeowners, Business Owners and Commercial Building Owners;

Install our Net Zero Energy System
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ZERO out your energy bill from your electric utility!


* Zero up-front cost for most homeowners and businesses in California

* Replace the "brown power" from central power plants and generate your own clean power and renewable energy that your home or business needs with our Net Zero Energy System sm

* YOU OWN the Net Zero Energy System sm from Day 1, not some other company.

* This is NOT a "Solar Lease" scheme or a "Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)."

* YOU own ALL of the benefits of YOUR Net Zero Energy System sm from Day 1, including;

30% Investment Tax Credit
5 year Accelerated Depreciation
* Free Power and Energy


What is "Net Zero Energy?"

Net Zero Energy - when applied to a home or commercial building, simply means that they generate as much power and energy as they consume, when measured on an annual basis.


Homeowners and Business Owners located in Riverside County and Coachella Valley
from Ontario to La Quinta and Coachella, and cities in-between, including; Cathedral City, 
Fontana, La Quinta, Ontario, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, San Bernardino, Thousand Palms...


Upgrade your Home or Commercial Building in these cities to "Net Zero Energy"
and ELIMINATE your monthly energy expenses!


For most homeowners and business owners (in most areas of California)
we can install a Net Zero Energy System
sm for no up-front cost!


YOU OWN your new Net Zero Energy System sm and ALL of its' benefits 
including Investment Tax Credit, Accelerated Depreciation
and the "Free Power and Energy*" it produces, FROM DAY 1!


* Free Power and Energy is generated after Net Zero Energy System sm cost has been paid for.
For most clients, we design the Net Zero Energy system to "zero out" their monthly electric bills.


This is NOT a "Solar Lease" SCHEME 
or a 
"Power Purchase Agreement!"


Renewable Energy Credits - REC

Balance Of Plant  *  Balance Of System  *  Concentrated PV  *  Concentrating Solar Power  *  EcoGeneration  *  Molten Salt Storage

Net Zero Energy  Parabolic Trough  *  Power Purchase Agreement  *  Renewable Energy Credits  *  Solar Cogeneration






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Running on "green fuel" such as Biomethane, B100 Biodiesel, Synthesis Gas or natural gas, our CHP Systems are the greenest "clean power generation" systems available as they generate no new greenhouse gas emissions or other hazardous air pollutants.

 

Clean Power Generation Solutions


CHP Systems (Cogeneration and Trigeneration) Plants 
Have Very  High Efficiencies, Low Fuel Costs & Low Emissions

The CHP System below is Rated at 900 kW and Features:
(2) Natural Gas Engines @ 450 kW each on one Skid with Optional 
Selective Catalytic Reduction
system that removes Nitrogen Oxides to "non-detect."

The Effective Heat Rate of the CHP System below is 
4100 btu/kW with a Net System Efficiency of 92%. 

    

CHP Systems may be the best solution for your company's economic and environmental sustainability as we "upgrade" natural gas to clean power with our clean power generation solutions.

Our Emissions Abatement solutions reduce Nitrogen Oxides to "non-detect" which means our CHP Systems can be installed and operated in most EPA non-attainment regions!


CHP Systems - (operating in either natural gas fueled cogeneration or trigeneration --- or --- solar cogeneration or solar trigeneration configuration) may be the optimum power and energy solution for customers wanting increased power reliability and decreased energy and environmental costs. A few of the clients and markets that may benefit from our CHP Systems include the following:


For qualified clients we will design, build, finance, own, operate and maintain a new:

Clean Power Generation

Cogeneration

Organic Rankine Cycle

Trigeneration

Waste Heat Recovery 

energy system, through a Power Purchase Agreement that guarantees
a minimum 10% reduction in our client's energy expenses.

(NOTE:  Our engineering and EPC services may be provided by one of our affiliated 
companies - one of which is a Top ENR ranked EPC company.

To receive a preliminary no-obligation review of your energy, engineering or project plans, 
send an introductory email to us at the following email address:

sales@CHPsystems.com

 

What is a Renewable Energy Credit (REC)?

A Renewable Energy Credit is a tradable commodity representing one (1) MW (MegaWatt) hour of energy from a renewable energy source such as; solar (including solar hot water), wind, hydro, geothermal, biofuel (Biomethane, B100 Biodiesel and Synthesis Gas or "Syngas") and biomass. One REC represents the environmental attributes and benefits associated with one MWh of electricity generated with renewable energy resources. 

A Renewable Energy Credit can be sold either "bundled" with the underlying renewable energy/power (in electrical units; kWhs) or "unbundled" separately as a separate commodity from the renewable energy (green power) itself into a separate REC trading market - just like any other commodity.

Each megawatt-hour (MWh) of power generated from renewable resources displaces one MWh of power generated from conventional sources, most of which burn fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Using renewable resources reduces emissions of carbon dioxide, particulate matter and other pollutants. 

Note:  One MW hour or 1 MWh is also equivalent to 1,000 kWh which also happens to be the average electric consumption for an "average" home over the course of one month.

A Renewable Energy Credit represents the property rights and attributes to the environmental, social, and other non-power qualities of renewable energy electricity generation. A REC, and its associated attributes and benefits, can be sold separately from the underlying physical electricity associated with a renewable-based generation source.

A Renewable Energy Credit provides the purchasers of RECs with flexibility:

This flexibility allows organizations to support renewable energy development and protect the environment when green power products are not locally available.

How do RECs work?

All grid-tied renewable-based electricity generators produce two distinct products:

 

This diagram shows how renewable energy certificates (RECs) and electricity take different pathways to the point of end use.  RECs represent the right to claim the attributes and benefits of the renewable generation source.

At the point of renewable energy power generation, both product components can be sold together or separately, as a bundled or unbundled product. In either case, the renewable generator feeds the physical electricity onto the electricity grid, where it mixes with electricity from other generation sources. Since electrons from all generation sources are indistinguishable, it is impossible to track the physical electrons from a specific point of generation to a specific point of use.

As renewable generators produce electricity, they create one Renewable Energy Credit for every 1000 kilowatt-hours (or 1 megawatt-hour) of electricity placed on the grid. If the physical electricity and the associated Renewable Energy Credit is sold to separate buyers, the electricity is no longer considered “renewable” or “green.” The REC product is what conveys the attributes and benefits of the renewable electricity, not the electricity itself.

RECs serve the role of laying claim to and accounting for the associated attributes of renewable-based generation. The Renewable Energy Credit and the associated underlying physical electricity take separate pathways to the point of end use (see diagram). As renewable generators produce electricity, they have a positive impact, reducing the need for fossil fuel-based generation sources to meet consumer demand. RECs embody these positive environmental impacts and convey these benefits to the Renewable Energy Credit owner. The following is a list of the inherent primary and derived attributes that a REC can convey to an owner:

Primary Renewable Energy Credit  Attributes

Secondary Renewable Energy Credit Attributes

  • Renewable fuel source

  • Emissions of the renewable generation

  • Geographic location of the generator

  • Vintage of the generator

  • Eligibility for certification or Renewable Portfolio Standard

  • Avoided emissions

  • Price stability

There are two approaches to verifying the ownership of a Renewable Energy Credit and the right to make environmental claims:

Both of these approaches help buyers avoid double counting and double claims and ensure against fraud. Of the two, Renewable Energy Credit tracking systems provide greater transparency when tracking RECs from their point of creation to their point of final use.


What are Wind RECs?

More REC's are produced from renewable wind power assets than all other renewable energy sources combined!  

One "Wind REC" is simply 1 MW hour (or 1,000 kWhs) of power generated from wind turbine generators. 

Wind RECs are also referred Renewable Energy Credits, and represents the environmental attributes of wind power generation.  One Wind REC represents the 1,000 kwh of wind powered generation which has been delivered/sold into the electric grid and can be sold separately from the underlying "green electrons" or electricity generated by wind turbines.  When customers, clients and businesses purchase Wind RECs, this permits energy customers to off-set their "brown" power and greenhouse gas emissions produced as a result of their grid-connected consumption of power generated from fossil fuels.  Wind RECs can also be used by commercial and industrial customers to create positive public relations as their clients and stakeholders overwhelmingly prefer to do business with companies that proactively.


Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Since the year 1750

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World CO2 since 1750 (cubic feet)

World Carbon Dioxide Emissions since 1750 (cubic feet)


The carbon clock tracks total carbon dioxide emissions in metric tons since 1750.

Since 1750, humans have emitted over 5 trillion pounds of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Roughly half of this has ended up in the oceans where it is beginning to damage the coral reefs. The other half is still in the atmosphere and causing global warming. Each pound of CO2 takes up as much space as a 500 pound person.

The formula (which should be good for a year or two) is:
C(t) = 2.58 ×1012 + 1240×t, where t is seconds since the start of 2007.

C is tonnes (metric tons) of carbon dioxide emissions.
2205 x C gives pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

That comes to over 43 billion tons/year or over 86 trillion pounds/year.

Carbon dioxide (2) = 1 carbon atom with 2 oxygen atoms.
Carbon has relative weight 12 and Oxygen 16.
So it takes only 12 pounds of carbon to make 12+16+16 = 44 pounds of CO2. 

 

What is "Decentralized Energy"?

Decentralized Energy is the opposite of "centralized energy."  Decentralized Energy energy generates the power and energy that a residential, commercial or industrial customer needs, onsite. Examples of decentralized energy production are solar cogeneration and solar trigeneration energy systems.

Today's electric utility industry was "born" in the 1930's, when fossil fuel prices were cheap, and the cost of wheeling the electricity via transmission power lines, was also cheap.  "Central" power plants could be located hundreds of miles from the load centers, or cities, where the electricity was needed. These extreme inefficiencies and cheap fossil fuel prices have added a considerable economic and environmental burden to the consumers and the planet.

Centralized energy is found in the form of electric utility companies that generate power from "central" power plants. Central power plants are highly inefficient, averaging only 33% net system efficiency.  This means that the power coming to your home or business - including the line losses and transmission inefficiencies of moving the power - has lost 75% to as much as 80% energy it started with at the "central" power plant.  These losses and inefficiencies translate into significantly increased energy expenses by the residential and commercial consumers.


Decentralized Energy
is the Best Way to Generate Clean and Green Energy! 

How we make and distribute electricity is changing! 

The electric power generation, transmission and distribution system (the electric "grid") is changing and evolving from the electric grid of the 19th and 20th centuries, which was inefficient, highly-polluting, very expensive and “dumb.”  

The "old" way of generating and distributing energy resembles this slide:



The electric grid of the 21st century (see slide below) will be Decentralized, Smart, Efficient and provide "carbon free energy" and “pollution free power” to customers who remain on the electric grid. 

Some customers will choose to dis-connect from the grid entirely.  (Electric grid represented by the small light blue circles in the slide below.)


Typical "central" power plants and the electric utility companies that own them will either be shut-down, closed or go out of business due to one or more of the following:  failed business model, inordinate expenses related to central power plants that are inefficient, excessive pollution/emissions, high costs, continued reliance on the use of fossil fuels to generate energy, and the failure to provide efficient, carbon free energy and pollution free power

Carbon free energy and pollution free power reduces our dependence on foreign oil and makes us Energy Independent while reducing and eliminating Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

* Some of the above information from the Department of Energy website with permission.

 

Wind REC Marketing:

Highest Wind REC Prices for our Producers and Best Wind REC Prices for our Buyers!

If your company is in the wind power generation business and presently generating wind power from a U.S. based wind farm, or presently developing/ building a wind farm (with signed Power Purchase Agreement) in the U.S. and seeking a market for your Wind RECs, we have several buyers that may be interested in securing up to 100% of your Wind RECs.  Call/email us for more information.

The Answer Is Blowing in the Wind! sm

 

Net Zero Energy Market to Become $1.3 Trillion/year Industry by 2035

http://www.pikeresearch.com/newsroom/revenue-from-net-zero-energy-buildings-to-reach-1-3-trillion-by-2035



Net Zero Energy Buildings Are Coming; 
What About The Buildings Already Standing?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/justingerdes/2012/02/28/net-zero-energy-buildings-are-coming-what-about-the-buildings-already-standing/

 

Concentrated Solar Power: "The Technology That Will 
Save Humanity." ~ Dr. Joseph Romm

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/04/14/solar_electric_thermal/index.html

 

The market for Distributed PV, also known as "Rooftop PV"
will be a $60 billion/year market by 2013!

http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/09/10/on-site-solar-poised-for-22-annual-growth/

 

 

What is "Net Zero Energy?"

Net Zero Energy - when applied to a home or commercial building, simply means that they generate as much power and energy as they consume, when measured on an annual basis.

The U.S. Army now has a Net Zero Energy initiative to help reduce/eliminate America's use of foreign oil  - particularly oil from muslim/middle-east countries - which saves the lives of our brave soldiers in the military.


Why "Net Zero Energy Matters

Americans spend more than $400 billion every year for electricity and natural gas for our homes and commercial buildings, consuming more than 70% of all the  electricity used in the United States, which is about 40% of our nation's total energy bill. This also contributes almost 40% of the nation's carbon dioxide emissions.

By standardizing on Net Zero Energy and upgrading existing commercial buildings to Net Zero Energy, the USA increases energy efficiency and reduces the purchases of energy from all sources, both foreign and domestic.

Net Zero Energy Protects your Financial Health

The average family spends $2,200 each year on the power and energy needed for their homes. A Net Zero Energy home can reduce this amount by 80% to 100%.

Net Zero Energy Protects your Health and the Environment

Did you know that buildings (homes and commercial buildings) are responsible for: 

These harmful emissions are generated from the combustion of fossil fuels, which cause acid rain, haze, smog and cause breathing/respiratory problems for thousands of people. By increasing the energy efficiency of our country's homes and commercial buildings, we reduce these harmful emissions while reducing our monthly utility and transportation expenses. Imagine, never again receiving a monthly bill from your electric power or natural gas utility company!  Having a Net Zero Energy home or business can do that, or provide the option to "cut the cord" to the electric company in the future. 

Every new Net Zero Energy home or commercial building helps our country reduce (energy-related) greenhouse gas emissions. There is a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels of 17% by 2020.

Net Zero Energy Protects America's Economy and Leads to Energy Independence

The USA is still dependent on foreign oil.  Each day, the USA shifts the wealth of Americans, to foreign countries and foreign jobs.  With oil at $100/bbl, Americans send about $1.3 billion for the foreign oil we buy which adds up to almost $1/2 trillion every year. And that's also costing America thousands of jobs.
Net Zero Energy will help America become energy independent, create thousands of jobs in the USA and reduce our dependence on foreign oil from insecure sources and from countries that do not agree with our country's leadership or policies.

Building (and upgrading) homes and commercial buildings to Net Zero Energy with less reduces the problems relating to an old, inefficient electric power grid. Increased Net Zero Energy homes and commercial buildings also saves the need for building new central power plants running on fossil fuels, that are still highly inefficient at no more than 50% efficient. 

What does a Net Zero Energy home or building look like?

Net Zero Energy homes and commercial buildings can look like any other residential home, hospital, school or commercial office building, they do NOT have to be ugly or modern in appearance to be Net Zero Energy

And, your present home or commercial building can be updated to Net Zero Energy.

 

         

 

         

         

 

         


What is a "Solar Trigeneration" energy system?

A Solar Trigeneration energy system combines a: 

1.  Solar Electric Power System  with a 

2. Solar Water Heating System (which generates hot water with either solar thermal collectors or evacuated tube collectors)

and takes a Solar Cogeneration energy system one further step by adding and integrating either;

3.  Absorption Chillers or Adsorption Chillers, which receives some of the hot water from the Solar Water Heating System and provides the energy needed to make 38 degree chilled water for air-conditioning. 

We install our Solar Trigenerationsm Energy Systems, for qualified commercial businesses, as well as  cities, schools and government facilities with our Zero Up-front Cost program.

For some customers - based on their present location, utility company and electric rate - we are able to reduce their electric rate by 10%. Even more for other customers.  Solar Trigenerationsm Energy System!

 

Products and Services Available

Architecture  *  Buildings of the Future  *  Carbon Emissions  *  Emissions Abatement 

Emissions Engineering  *  Energy Master Planning  *  Evacuated Tube Collectors  *  Flat Plate Collectors 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions  Net Zero Energy  Net Zero Energy Building Upgrades

Mechanical Electrical Plumbing   *  Solar Cogeneration  *  Solar Thermal Systems  *  Solar Trigeneration

 


Renewable Energy Credits - REC

Balance Of Plant  *  Balance Of System  *  Concentrated PV  *  Concentrating Solar Power  *  EcoGeneration  *  Molten Salt Storage

Net Zero Energy  Parabolic Trough  *  Power Purchase Agreement  *  Renewable Energy Credits  *  Solar Cogeneration






 

About us:

The founder of the Renewable Energy Institute (REI) was first involved in Net Zero Energy buildings and Solar Trigeneration sm energy system in 2001 - 2002.  This started with family-owned real estate developments in Northern and Southern California.  This interest was accelerated when REI's founder was introduced to the President of a solar company in Los Angeles and their client, the Audubon Nature Center at Deb's Park (Los Angeles) that was planning to build a new 5,000 sf office and conference center. Except, the new building for the Audubon Nature Center was about 1/2 mile from the end of the power lines and a very costly extension of the power lines to their new facility forced them to consider a solar solution. When the Audubon Nature Center's new 5,000 sf office and conference center was completed in 2003, the facility not only featured the Solar Trigeneration sm energy system - they were awarded one of the first Platinum LEED Awards by the USGBC - and the powerlines were still 1/2 mile away! To this day, 100% of the power and energy for the Audubon Nature Center's building is supplied by the Solar Trigeneration sm energy system - whether at 12 noon, or 12 midnite.  (The Audubon's facility also includes a battery energy storage system for back-up power generated by the Rooftop PV panels as well as a thermal energy storage system that stores the excess hot water generated by the evacuated tube collectors).

These early projects led to more client inquiries and engagements with real estate developers, architects and building owners in Southern California, Louisiana and Texas and the advent of a growing Net Zero Energy industry along with Solar Cogeneration sm  & Solar Trigeneration sm energy systems. This culminated in a family-owned 200 (Net Zero Energy) home real estate development in Desert Hot Springs which has been approved but not yet constructed. 

During this time, the REI's Founder became a volunteer and Advisor to the University of Texas' Solar Decathlon Competition. He coordinated the donation of the same solar thermal system used at the Audubon Nature Center's facility in Los Angeles, for UT's entry in the 2002 Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington, D.C.  UT's entry in the Solar Decathlon Competition placed 1st in the domestic hot water competition that year (2002) and 4th overall, out of 20 universities that had entered. 

In 2006, after Hurricane Kattrina devastated New Orleans, the REI was formed and several of the REI's board members and a Professor from the University of Texas School of Architecture formed a design team to enter the Brad Pitt/Global Green Rebuild New Orleans Competition.  Our entry also focused on sustainable building solutions and materials as well as the Net Zero Energy concepts, incorporating once again, a Solar Trigeneration sm energy system. 

Today, the REI "Flagship" has chartered the Renewable Energy Institute in Florida, with discussions to open REI state chapters in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Minnesota and Oregon. 

The REI supports greater use of Net Zero Energy systems by architects, builders, homeowners and owners of commercial buildings. This includes "upgrading" homes and commercial buildings to Net Zero Energy.  The REI provides Net Zero Energy; advertising, business development, conferences, e-commerce, education, marketing, online marketing, public relations, renewable energy, sales and strategic marketing solutions for architects, builders, cities, colleges, HVAC contractors, Net Zero Energy developers, real estate developers and universities.

Net Zero Energy Buildings Are Next Frontier
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/23361

 

Net Zero Energy Market to Become $1.3 Trillion/year Industry by 2035

http://www.navigantresearch.com/newsroom/revenue-from-net-zero-energy-buildings-to-reach-1-3-trillion-by-2035



Net Zero Energy Buildings Are Coming - What About The Buildings Already Standing?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/justingerdes/2012/02/28/net-zero-energy-buildings-are-coming-what-about-the-buildings-already-standing/


American Energy Plan sm
www.
AmericanEnergyPlan.org

3-5 million new jobs
Fuel Savings of > $1.50/gallon
American Energy Independence
Ends the worst economic depression of all time

 

 

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“spending hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars every year for oil, much of it from the Middle East, is just about the single stupidest thing that modern society could possibly do. It’s very difficult to think of anything more idiotic than that.” 
~ R. James Woolsey, Jr., former Director of the CIA

 
Price of Addiction
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to Foreign Oil

According to R. James Woolsey, for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, “The basic insight is to realize that global warming, the geopolitics of oil, and warfare in the Persian Gulf are not separate problems — they are aspects of a single problem, the West’s dependence on oil."

 


Architects  *  Free Power and Energy  *  Geothermal Heating and Cooling  *  Net Zero Energy Upgrades

Real Estate Master Planning  *  Solar Cogeneration  *  Solar Heating and Cooling  *  Solar Trigeneration

 

We support the Renewable Energy Institute by donating a portion of our profits to the Renewable Energy Institute in their efforts to reduce fossil fuel use by transitioning to Renewable Energy Technologies and reducing/eliminating Carbon Emissions, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

The Renewable Energy Institute is "Changing The Way The World Makes and Uses Energy" SM by providing research & development, funding and resources that reduce the cost of Renewable Energy Technologies and making a faster transition to Carbon Free Energy, Clean Power Generation, & Pollution Free Power."

 

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