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


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


Commercial customers such as Data Centers, Hospitals, Hotels and 
Restaurants in many parts of the USA will select either a Solar Cogeneration 
or Solar Trigeneration energy system for their Net Zero Energy solution.


Austin, Texas

Palm Springs, California

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Thanks electric utilities and electric grid,
we'll take it from here!

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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
Rooftop PV?

Rooftop PV also referred to as; "distributed PV generates clean power from solar PV panels located on the rooftops of homes and businesses.


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!"


Rooftop PV

Concentrated Solar Power  Net Zero Energy  *  Solar Cogeneration  Solar Thermal Systems

"Changing the Way the World Makes and Uses Energy" SM







Rooftop PV

Net Zero Energy  *  Solar Cogeneration  *  Solar Thermal Systems  *  Solar Trigeneration

"Changing the Way the World Makes and Uses 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.

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.









Architecture  *  Buildings of the Future  *  Energy Master Planning  *  Net Zero Energy 
Mechanical Electrical Plumbing  *  Net Zero Energy Building Upgrades *  Renewable Energy 
Rooftop PV  *  Solar Cogeneration  *  Solar Thermal Systems  *  Solar Trigeneration


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


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

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

American Energy Plan sm

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



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



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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
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.”  


Battery Energy Storage  *  Bulk Energy Storage  *  Compressed Air Energy Storage  Demand Side Management 

Dispatchable Wind  Frequency Regulation  *  Flywheel Energy Storage  *  Load Leveling 

  Molten Salt Storage Peak Shifting  *  Salt Dome Storage  Waste Heat Recovery


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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