The Complete Idiot's Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home

by Brita Belli, Harvey Bryan
     
 

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An essential how-to on powering your home with sun, wind, water, and more.

For readers wanting to save money-and the planet-by using alternative energy, this book provides everything they need to know. The five basic sources are fully covered: sun, wind, water, earth, and bio. The benefits, what is needed, and whether it will work for a particular

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An essential how-to on powering your home with sun, wind, water, and more.

For readers wanting to save money-and the planet-by using alternative energy, this book provides everything they need to know. The five basic sources are fully covered: sun, wind, water, earth, and bio. The benefits, what is needed, and whether it will work for a particular home are all carefully laid out in this comprehensive overview:

? Solar energy for home heating, water heating, and electricity

? Wind power, hydrogen, and micro hydro power

? Heat pumps-air, geothermal, and water source

? Heating with wood and going bio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101104958
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Series:
COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Harvey Bryan has been involved in sustainability and renewable design concerns for some 30 years. He has previously taught at MIT and Harvard and is currently a full professor at Arizona State University. He was on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and is certified in both BREEAM (a rating system used in Europe and Canada), as well as LEED. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors on the Green Building Initiative.

Brita Belli is the editor of E / The Environmental Magazine, the largest independent magazine dedicated to green issues.

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