Tuesday, September 15, 2015

More Power in Colder Temps

Did you know that our solar panels make more power the colder it gets? This is awesome, the rest of the world has reduced power output due to higher temperatures while we capitalize on more power in colder temps. Even with our Rainy and cloudy weather we can still make Solar power. We use solar power to capture rain water as well (Tyonek Gardens). Come talk to us, let us know what you think, tell us your story, or let us tell you one!!! RE4AK!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Did you know you can help support Solar energy locally even if you cannot install it yourself? For as little at $2 a month you can sign up today and support Renewable Energy here in Fairbanks. Call 458-5870 or email snap@gvea.com and start supporting local Green Energy. Golden Valley's SNAP program provides incentives from local contributors like you to fund Renewable Energy projects, provide green energy incentives, and promote Renewable Energy projects in the interior. Thank you for making Alaska a little greener. Don't forget to come see us at the Fair for our newest Solar packages designed to reduce your cost of power FOREVER!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fairbanks Locals Gaining Solar Energy

Congratulations to the Okray's, they are now producing more than 3,000 watts of solar power year round from a new adjustable pole mount Solar array. It looks great in the yard right next to the Garden. Go Green or Go Home!! Have a great weekend Fairbanks.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fine tune your Solar Settings for Summer Sun!

Eddies Tip: Don't forget to fine tune your solar charger settings for the long summer days!! Having your solar drop off long before your batteries are 100% is a common problem this time of year, a few simple changes can give you the solar production you need ALL day long, extending your run time and providing much a longer life for your battery bank. Give us a call to help you get the most from your Solar panels. Go get some SUN!!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Solar Love

Who loves Solar power? We do!!!! 

Lets all enjoy our long summer days. 

Thank you to all of our customers and supporters who promote the Renewable Energy Industry!!!!! We were fortunate enough to help support remote farming last week in Tyonek with the Tyonek tribal conservation district. They have solar powered fans, water pumps, and power. Nicole and her team reap more than 2,500# of fresh grown produce with just 2 green houses at the Tyonek Garden. www.renewableenergysys.com Alaska's Renewable Energy Systems sales and service!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Offset the rising cost of fuel with renewable energy!

Offset the rising cost of fuel with renewable energy!

Renewable Energy Systems is your source for solar and wind energy solutions. We set ourselves apart from the competition with a philosophy of designing and selling complete functional energy systems, not just parts and components. We carry an extensive inventory of quality energy generation products, including Solar PanelsWind TurbinesBatteriesInvertersGenerators and much more!
Look to us for:
  • Renewable energy solutions for extreme environments
  • Site assessment and load requirement support
  • Selection of the optimal technologies for your needs
  • Product experts
  • Complete renewable energy system and kit designs
  • System upgrades
  • Turn-key installation
  • Ongoing support and service
  • Evaluation and solutions for existing systems
  • Grant writing assistance
  • Educational classes
Our systems are built using high quality, compatible components to provide complete solutions that work for your energy needs. We have years of experience in selecting and designing materials and components that handle Alaska’s unique weather conditions. Our installation team has installed remote and grid-tie systems, wind turbines, solar arrays, generator backup systems, and other renewable energy systems all across Alaska.

Visit our Anchorage store at 145 W. Dimond to view our locally stocked and competitively priced inventory. While you are there check out our grid-tied renewable energy systems, including a 2.6kw roof top grid-tied solar panel array and a 3kw wind turbine system.
In Fairbanks, you'll find us at 1698 Airport Way in the Arctic Home Living building across from the Regal Cinema. The Fairbanks store's 48-panel 12kw grid-tied rooftop solar array provides an impressive amount of energy, offsetting 100% of its summer power.

Take advantage of workshops and training to help you understand and evaluate potential renewable energy systems. Our technical team will work with you to evaluate your energy requirements, design a reliable and cost effect system, and manage its installation at your home, business, or remote site. The RES team of professionals look forward to working with you on your renewable energy solar or wind project. Contact us soon to begin the discussion.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Off grid and on, big and small, we make it easy.

Off grid and on, big and small, we make it easy.

It is not only affordable to use renewable power for your off-grid cabin, lodge, RV, or boat… it can save you money.
Renewable Energy Systems' complete solar and wind cabin kits start under $2000, making it easy and affordable to power your outdoor lifestyle. Great for DIY-ers! Our pre-engineered and preassembled systems are designed in several sizes to match your load requirements, using only durable, well made, compatible components that will provide years of reliable energy production in our unique Alaska environment. We can customize to your site and energy needs. RV systems start at only $559.

We'll share our best tips and tricks, or you can have our experts do the work for you. RES provides ongoing support and service, and offers free classes and technical training throughout the year to help you get the best performance and life from your system.

Get energy for your wild Alaska life. Now is the perfect time! Take advantage of the current 30% Federal tax credit.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Eddie's tip of the week: New Solar controllers technology! Improve your annual output by more than 50%!

Eddie's tip of the week: New Solar controllers that use MPPT technology can improve your annual output by more than 50% in most cases, even more in the winter months.

We have several flavors in stock, we can help you pick the best one for your system. MPPT(maximum power point tracking) allows you to get much more out of your solar panels whether they are brand new or 30 years old. Most have digital displays that log how much power your solar produces, allow you to change your battery charge set points, and also use temperature compensation for much better charging(unless your battery bank is always at 77deg F). Give us a call (907) 458-8000 or visit us online at www.renableenergysys.com for more information on how we can maximize your solar output.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Eddie's Tip of the week: Now is a great time to take a minute and check your cars battery and connections.

Eddie's Tip of the week: Now is a great time to take a minute and check your cars battery and connections.

SAFETY FIRST: Wear eye and hand protection, never work directly over a battery, never use an open flame around a battery, and dispose of your old battery properly(RES offers free recycling of any lead acid battery).

Loose connections are the most common cause of poor starting and will lead to premature battery failure. Battery connections need to be tight and clean, the battery terminal should be nice and shiny before you tighten your cable clamp to the battery. Corrosion can be prevented with petroleum jelly/anti-corrosion spray applied after the connections are tight. Using hot water and baking soda make it easy to clean your terminals of all that fuzzy corrosion and is better than a brush that will send corrosion flying everywhere(and it tastes terrible). Check the fluid level in your battery, do not fill it above the collar of the battery(about 3/4" from the top of the battery). Over-watering can cause electrolyte to spill all over and create a mess and reduce the battery service life. I recommend installing a trickle charger instead of a battery blanket or pad. Battery blankets and pads wear out quickly, can cause a fire, and are not regulated. Install a automatic trickle charger instead, it keeps your battery warm, full, and shuts off when not needed saving you money during the winter. Perform this maintenance once a year and you will save yourself Money and save yourself or others from getting stranded this winter. 

RES can do all of this for you at our store. We have trained technicians, a heated shop, and can get you in and out very quickly. We also replace worn cable ends, build custom cables, and provide and install the best arctic grade batteries in the state. Come in or call us. 1698 Airport way/ 458-8000/www.renewableenergysys.com

Friday, February 6, 2015

Eddies Tip of the week: Install Circuit breakers or fuses on every circuit in your system.

Eddies Tip of the week: Install Circuit breakers or fuses on every circuit in your system.

 Many do not realize that a breaker is not in place to protect your appliances, TV, or computer. A breaker is in place to prevent your electrical wires from overheating, melting or possibly combustion. A Circuit breaker is sized for the WIRE in that circuit, this protects your home, cabin, or other electrical system from potential damage, or worse FIRE. For example your solar controller has wire feeding it from your PV modules and it has wire leaving going to the battery bank. Often people miss this: you should have a breaker on both sides of your Solar/Hydro/Wind controller to protect both the input and output. You should have a breaker for your inverter, you should have a breaker for you Generator. You should have a breaker or fuse on every circuit that is installed on your system. Do not attempt to use a A/C breaker for a D/C circuit unless it is rated for it, very few breakers have dual ratings, most are specific to either A/C or D/C. Remember to use the correct size wire for your loads as well. Give us a call to help you decide what you should be using to protect your investment, property, and self. Be safe out there.