Wasted Heat

Waste Heat Recovery Solutions


"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

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

Wasted Heat

"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 "Wasted Heat"?

"Wasted Heat" is a reference to the "waste heat recovery" industry that reports billions of dollars of "wasted heat" energy is released and exhausted through the flues and smokestacks of America's industrial businesses and operations. Technologies that would reclaim the billions of dollars of wasted heat include;



Recycled Energy

Waste Heat Recovery

A Bill proposed in Congress was introduced in 2010 that was called the "Heat is Power" Act and would have provided the same incentives for Waste Heat Recovery as other renewable energy technologies such as biofuels, geothermal, solar and wind. Introduced by Rep. Paul Tonko (D - NY) and known as H.R. 5977: Heat is Power Act in the 111th Congress: 2009-2010, the proposed legislation was to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for producing electricity from wasted heat. However, the Bill never made it our of Committee and therefore never became law. The Renewable Energy Institute has declared Waste Heat Recovery to be the greenest of all renewable energy technologies.

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.

What is "Net Positive Energy?"

Net Positive Energy - when applied to a home or commercial building, means the home or business generates more power and energy than they consume, when measured on an annual basis.  The excess power and energy can then be sold/transferred/exported to the grid or to their surrounding neighbors in order to off-set and eventually replace the "dirty brown electrons" generated from highly polluting and inefficient "central power plants."


Wasted Heat

Absorption Chillers  *  Cogeneration  *  NetZero Energy  *  Trigeneration  *  Waste Heat Recovery








Clean Power Generation Solutions

With natural gas priced at $4.00/mmbtu, the fuel cost for running 
our CHP Systems (like the one below) is only 4 cents/kWh - probably about 
10 cents/kWH LESS than what your business is paying now!

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

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!


Wasted Heat = Wasted Economic Resources, Higher Energy Expenses
and Excessive Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Our Waste Heat Recovery solutions capture Wasted Heat and 
Convert into "Carbon Free Energy" reducing our client's energy expenses 
Greenhouse Gas Emissions anywhere from 20% to 40% or more.


Engineering and Project Development

CHP Systems Clean Power Generation  *  Cogeneration  *  Emissions Abatement  *  Net Zero Energy

Recycled Energy Solar Cogeneration  *  Trigeneration  *  Waste Heat Recovery


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?



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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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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 and the American Energy Plan by donating a portion of our profits to the Renewable Energy Institute in their efforts to reduce fossil fuel use through renewable energy and their goals to end fossil fuel pollution by 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 by Providing Research & Development, Funding and Resources That Creates Sustainable Energy via 'Carbon Free Energy,' 'Clean Power Generation' and 'Pollution Free Power' Through Expanding the use of Renewable Energy Technologies."




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