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Dependence on fossil fuels has created an energy and environmental crisis
that affects all of us. But Sundance Renewable is here to help fight rising
energy costs and worsening environmental problems, our unique approach
to greater energy efficiency and less pollution. Whether you’re a homeowner, homebuilder, architect, or a business we can review your energy use, reduce
your energy consumption, and provide options for using renewable energy. 

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Residential Solutions

Our energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions will protect you from rising utility costs by decreasing your fossil fuel use. And you can lower your contribution to pollution, too. Whether you want to start with small changes, like a home energy audit, or big ones, like a solar electric system, we have energy-saving solutions that fit your budget and your lifestyle.

Commercial Solutions

Our wide variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions are custom-designed to match the needs and potential of your business in order to maximize your benefits, which include decreased monthly operating expenses and increased marketing and public relations capital.

Architects/Builder Solutions

We’re dedicated to providing energy efficiency and renewable energy products and services that architects and builders can use to create homes that use less energy. From the initial design through final construction, our various energy- and money-saving solutions allow you to take full advantage of the marketing and sales potential of green homes.

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What is Rainwater Harvesting?

Rainwater harvesting is a technology used for collecting and storing rainwater from rooftops, the land surface or rock catchments using simple techniques such as jars and pots as well as more complex techniques such as underground check dams. The techniques usually found in Asia and Africa arise from practices employed by ancient civilizations within these regions and still serve as a major source of drinking water supply in rural areas. Commonly used systems are constructed of three principal components; namely, the catchment area, the collection device, and the conveyance system.

Catchment Areas

Rooftop catchments: In the most basic form of this technology, rainwater is collected in simple vessels at the edge of the roof. Variations on this basic approach include collection of rainwater in gutters which drain to the collection vessel through down-pipes constructed for this purpose, and/or the diversion of rainwater from the gutters to containers for settling particulates before being conveyed to the storage container for the domestic use. As the rooftop is the main catchment area, the amount and quality of rainwater collected depends on the area and type of roofing material. Reasonably pure rainwater can be collected from roofs constructed with galvanized corrugated iron, aluminium or asbestos cement sheets, tiles and slates, although thatched roofs tied with bamboo gutters and laid in proper slopes can produce almost the same amount of runoff less expensively (Gould, 1992). However, the bamboo roofs are least suitable because of possible health hazards. Similarly, roofs with metallic paint or other coatings are not recommended as they may impart tastes or colour to the collected water. Roof catchments should also be cleaned regularly to remove dust, leaves and bird droppings so as to maintain the quality of the product water.

Land surface catchments: Rainwater harvesting using ground or land surface catchment areas is less complex way of collecting rainwater. It involves improving runoff capacity of the land surface through various techniques including collection of runoff with drain pipes and storage of collected water. Compared to rooftop catchment techniques, ground catchment techniques provide more opportunity for collecting water from a larger surface area. By retaining the flows (including flood flows) of small creeks and streams in small storage reservoirs (on surface or underground) created by low cost (e.g., earthen) dams, this technology can meet water demands during dry periods. There is a possibility of high rates of water loss due to infiltration into the ground, and, because of the often marginal quality of the water collected, this technique is mainly suitable for storing water for agricultural purposes. Various techniques available for increasing the runoff within ground catchment areas involve: i) clearing or altering vegetation cover, ii) increasing the land slope with artificial ground cover, and iii) reducing soil permeability by the soil compaction and application of chemical.

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