(845) 876-6889
22 E Market St,
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
WHERE TO FIND US ...
The Hudson Valley's Energy Reduction and Solar Specialists
 

Malcarne Difference

we are unrepentant
Energy Nerds

We get excited around words like solar module efficiency, operating temperature and voltage drop, and to us the merits of solar electric are self-evident. However, we had to step out of ourselves and ask “why should I (home or business owner) go solar?”

At Malcarne, we’re not like most solar companies. Our philosophy is ‘energy reduction before production.’ That’s because we first look for ways to reduce your energy needs before deciding on your solar needs. If we can find ways to cost effectively reduce the amount of energy you’re using, we can also reduce your solar needs.

Most solar companies simply review your current energy bills and suggest a system that can handle those needs. We take a completely different approach. We’re certified Energy Managers. Our audit goes well beyond simply reviewing energy bills. Our goal is to look at every aspect of energy management and recommend energy reduction measures.

Solar (PV) is a great investment because it is reliably saving home and business owners tens of thousands of dollars on electric costs and we wanted to take it even further.

So, we assembled the most qualified team to create “The Most Effective Energy Investment”

Here’s how it works:

MALCARNE SOLAR PERFORMS FULL ENERGY AUDIT

STEP 1

Malcarne Solar Performs Full Energy Audit
Malcarne Solar - GeoThermal

STEP 2

Implement energy reduction measures based on audit results
RE-EVALUATE REDUCED ENERGY NEEDS DUE TO REDUCTION MEASURES

STEP 3

re-evaluate reduced energy needs due to reduction measures
Malcarne Solar - Solar Walls

STEP 4

install solar based on new reduced energy needs

Electricity Use Reduction Measures are less costly than producing electricity from solar (PV).

Some examples of reduction measures:

FOR HOMEOWNERS

  • Appliance Replacements
    • Refrigerators / Freezers
    • Window AC Units
    • Dryers
    • Hot Water Heaters
    • Pool Pumps
  • Low flow shower head replacements
  • Lighting Retrofits
  • Insulation and air sealing
  • HVAC upgrades

FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

  • HVAC Upgrades
  • HVAC Monitoring and Control Systems
  • Lighting Upgrades
  • Motor Replacements and/or controls
  • Appliance Upgrades

Our certified energy consultants will survey your home or business and determine the most cost effective and quantifiable electric reduction measures. They take them back to the lab and model the annual electric reduction. We then design the solar array based on the reduced footprint.

So?

You can get new appliances, lighting, energy monitoring software and solar panels for less than just investing in a solar array. That’s right! Lower your electric use with new appliances and cover the rest with solar and spend less than covering your full electricity needs with just solar (PV).

THAT’S WHY WE SAY
“First, energy reduction
Then, solar production.”
Save the most with
Malcarne