Solar Power Your Home For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 5, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 408 pages
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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

Introduction
1
Part I Playing the Energy Game
5
Part II Understanding Solar Just the Facts Maam
65
Part III Applications Aplenty Projects from Small to Large
119
Part IV Exploring FullScale Photovoltaic Systems
247
Part V Buying Selling and Building a Solar Home
323
Part VI The Part of Tens
349
Index
371
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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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