Solar Power Your Home For Dummies (Google eBook)

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

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

This new edition gives you hands-on tips and techniques formaking your home more energy-efficient though solar power—andhelping the planet at the same time. Plus, you’ll get all thelatest information on changes to federal, state, and localregulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-poweradoption more feasible.

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

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

  

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Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

User Review  - peggylov - Overstock.com

The book was very helpful and informative. I hope to have my home solar powered completely by 2010. This book gives great tips on lowering costs and where to look to get grants and subsidies. Imagine not having to pay for electric after about 8 years! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
7
Section 3
25
Section 4
45
Section 5
60
Section 6
66
Section 7
67
Section 8
81
Section 20
210
Section 21
213
Section 22
221
Section 23
235
Section 24
248
Section 25
249
Section 26
271
Section 27
287

Section 9
91
Section 10
93
Section 11
111
Section 12
120
Section 13
121
Section 14
135
Section 15
159
Section 16
163
Section 17
177
Section 18
187
Section 19
203
Section 28
299
Section 29
311
Section 30
324
Section 31
325
Section 32
337
Section 33
350
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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