WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Renewable Nation, the 100% noncommercial app for consumers seeking information on residential solar and other home energy improvement projects, is extending to July 12th the deadline for its video-based “DIY Q&A” program connecting homeowners with the experts who have the answers to their questions.
Renewable Nation is accepting questions from homeowners through its in-app video submission tool and via https://www.renewablenation.us/videoquestion. Social media submissions should use the hashtag #DIYRenewableNation. Submissions made through the app will be entered automatically to win a $200 gift card for home-improvement projects. Those who use the Renewable Nation website or social media channels will need to download the app and contact Renewable Nation to confirm their entry.
Submitted questions will be answered by contractors and other experts on DIY home energy projects. The resulting Q&As will be curated and made available in the Renewable Nation app, on social media and via other online channels.
For more information and rules, go to https://www.renewablenation.us/diy-q-a-rules.
Over half of American homeowners (56 percent) are do-it-yourselfers (DIYers). Statistics show that a little under half (39 percent) of DIYers choose to complete projects alone in order to save money. Yet in a seeming contradiction, 56 percent of DIYers will use professional contractors for a portion of, or the whole installation, as in a solar roof and many major energy-efficiency installations. It’s clear that most homeowners and renters wanting to go solar or integrate energy efficiency into their homes have questions, but don’t know who to ask.
Research shows that women are just as likely as men to be the DIYer in a home energy project. 32 percent of women surveyed are planning a home improvement project in the next year. Additionally, 35 percent of homeowners – and rising – are millennials or younger. They are the most likely of all homeowners to undertake major home-improvement projects.
A major goal of the Renewable Nation DIY Q&A is to make sure that all interested homeowners have a chance to pose the questions that may be holding them back—not to mention an equal shot at winning $200 towards their next project.
Virtually every rooftop in the U.S. has already been mapped to assess its suitability for solar power generation. As a result, we know that about four out of five (79 percent) of U.S. homes are suitable for solar. Surveys show that more than three out of five (62 percent) homeowners want solar on their rooftops. There are a total of 74 million single-family homes in the U.S., which means that about 58.4 million are ideal for solar rooftops. However, only 1.3 million home rooftop solar installations have been completed so far in the United States, which is just 2.2 percent of the total potential.
ABOUT RENEWABLE NATION
The nonprofit and app-based Renewable Nation uses the latest technology to help American homeowners and schools better understand and act on their renewable energy and energy efficiency choices. The Renewable Nation app is designed to ensure that consumers have ready access to non-commercial information and videos on key topics that already have been curated for their use.
The core elements of Renewable Nation app are:
- A non-commercial, crowd-sourced database of solar contractors and installers.
- Solar Schools 2025, a project of Renewable Nation, targets 50 schools a year to “buddy up” with schools that already have gone solar, a step-by-step package of materials, and a weekly series of Webinars about how to go solar. Solar Schools 2025 is recruiting the first 50 schools for its program now and applications can be made through the Renewable Nation app.
- The best in curated videos about clean energy and energy efficiency projects around the home.
For more information, download the Renewable Nation app or go to www.RenewableNation.US.
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