Introducing Self Reliant Energy Company

Thank You for allowing me to introduce Self Reliant Energy Company.

We have been conducting research & Development of Renewable energy sources for approx. 10 years.

Prior to that we have been involved with energy conservation programs and agencies (insulation, caulking, weather stripping and using energy efficient light bulbs and appliances.

There are at least 3 – 5 other options to coal generated electricity, nuclear created power, natural gas, propane, gasoline, fuel oil and diesel fuel.

Solar (There are 4 Different Ways to use Solar)

  1. Passive solar will hear air to be circulated into living spaces. [1,000 sq. ft. 1 panel $2,700.00 approx.]
  2. Active solar will heat fluid for transfer into domestic hot water and furnace or boiler heat.
  3. [4 person home 40-60% fuel reduction DHW $5,600.00]{Furnace or Boiler adaption $8,000.00-$9,000.00}
  4. Photovoltaic solar will create electricity. [$6.00 – $12.00 per watt of PV Electric]
    Solar Cooking Ovens [$200 – $500] (I use one often)

There Are 2 types of Wind Turbines.

  1. Horizontal axis wind turbines (available in 400 watts to 225,000 watts) Vertical axis wind turbines (available in 3,500 watts to 50,000 watts) Both styles create electrical energy. Horizontal axis wind turbines require more wind speed to reach maximum efficiency and require tower heights that increase with turbine size (400 watt, 30 foot tower/1,000 watt 50 foot tower)
  2. Vertical axis wind turbines can be flat roof top mounted, ground mounted or tower mounted less wind speed is required for maximum efficiency and installation is easier. 2,000 watts – 5,000 watts will power a residential home based on consumption. [$4.00 – $10.00 per watt of Generated Electricity]

Biomass Heating Sources (corn, pellets, cherry pits, switch grass, walnuts) these items when burned in a controlled stove or furnace can eliminate natural gas heating costs with a relatively small investment. Average home heating cost (propane or natural gas) $15.00 – $25.00 per day. Average home heating cost (biomass furnace or stove) $3.00 – $10.00 per day after investment is paid. Most of these furnaces burn multiple fuels and can also heat domestic hot water while heating homes.

Bio-diesel, Alcohol, and Hydrogen Bio-diesel can be made from vegetable oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, canola oil etc. Alcohol can be made from any biodegradable plant or vegetable. Hydrogen is extracted from water. These 2 fuel sources can operate in internal combustion engines with out heavy mechanical alterations.

Water Conditioning and Grey Water Collection. We offer a low cost water conditioner that uses no salt.

We also encourage the use of “Grey Water Collection Systems” People never realize 30% of water cost is flushed down the toilet. City water cost is approx.$2.00 per 1,000 gallons of water. City sewer cost is approx. $4.00 per 1,000 gallons of water each 1,000 gallons of water costs you $6.00 if you could reduce that by 30% Water cost now $4.20 / 1,000 gal.
All water is collected from every water source accept kitchen and toilet, sterilized and re-circulated into toilet for final flush. Inner city water customers prove this investment can be paid for in a short period of time.

There are things I learn daily from other renewable energy consultants, companies, environmental organizations, suppliers and consumers.
I am sure there is much more to learn and a great deal that I do not know. If we do not ALL continue to promote, create, educate each other nothing will be gained.

We have years of research material if interested.

We have Certified Active, Passive and Photovoltaic Installer Certifications.

We daily work with organizations that promote renewable energy: Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, American Wind Energy Association, American Solar Certification, National Wind Energy Association, Renewable Energy Source Guidelines, Solar Power Rocks, Step – It -Up, Find Solar, Michigan Solar Dealers Group, Green Energy Council, Green Jobs Now, Michigan Area Renewable Energy Association & Gro-Solar Inc.

Thank You for getting to know us!

Please contact me if I can be of any assistance.

Thomas J. Reinke