Solar Power Your Home For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 5, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
6 Reviews
The bestselling alternative energy reference book in North America—now in an updated edition

Want to take advantage of solar power in your home? Whether you’re looking to save on your energy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to build a solar-powered house from the ground up, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put it to work for you!

This new edition gives you hands-on tips and techniques for making your home more energy-efficient though solar power—and helping the planet at the same time. Plus, you’ll get all the latest information on changes to federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-power adoption more feasible.

  • Expanded coverage of the technology that underpins full-scale solar-power systems for the home
  • New small- and mid-sized solar products, projects, and applications
  • Rik DeGunther is a design engineer who started his own energy consulting firm

Featuring ten of the easiest and cheapest DIY solar projects, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the fun and easy way to meet your energy needs with this clean power source!

  

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Review: Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

User Review  - Matt Heavner - Goodreads

I usually don't got for the "dummies" series, but this is one of the better solar power books I've found. It has both a broad, readable scope (thinking broadly about solar from making solar iced tea ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
6
Section 3
7
Section 4
25
Section 5
45
Section 6
50
Section 7
60
Section 8
66
Section 20
187
Section 21
203
Section 22
210
Section 23
213
Section 24
221
Section 25
235
Section 26
249
Section 27
271

Section 9
67
Section 10
81
Section 11
91
Section 12
93
Section 13
111
Section 14
120
Section 15
121
Section 16
135
Section 17
159
Section 18
163
Section 19
177
Section 28
287
Section 29
299
Section 30
311
Section 31
324
Section 32
325
Section 33
337
Section 34
351
Section 35
357
Section 36
363
Section 37
367
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About the author (2010)

Rik DeGunther is the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy auditing and consulting firm. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics and dual Masters degrees in Applied Physics and Engineering Economic Systems. Rik is also the author of Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies and Alternative Energy For Dummies.

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