The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home

by Dan Ramsey
     
 
You're no idiot, of course. You know that using solar power can help you keep your energy costs down, but you're not sure how best to harness those powerful rays ... See the light! The Complete Idiot's Guide[Registered] to Solar Power for Your Home, Second Edition, gives you the latest on solar systems and other good-for-the-earth energy solutions. In this Complete

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You're no idiot, of course. You know that using solar power can help you keep your energy costs down, but you're not sure how best to harness those powerful rays ... See the light! The Complete Idiot's Guide[Registered] to Solar Power for Your Home, Second Edition, gives you the latest on solar systems and other good-for-the-earth energy solutions. In this Complete Idiot's Guide[Registered], you get: An easy-to-understand explanation of the advantages, disadvantages, and costs of solar power. Helpful tips on buying and installing solar systems and components. Dozens of easy ways to cut your home energy bills right now. Bright advice on designing and implementing grid-tied, off-the-grid, and portable power systems. Don't be left in the dark! Find out how to ... Conduct an energy audit to assess your home's needs. Take advantage of state and local solar rebates. Finance your solar home with low-cost loans. Build a brand-new solar home. Retrofit your existing home to make it more energy-efficient. Use solar energy to heat your home and your water. Design and install emergency power and water systems. Store solar power for later use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028643939
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Ramsey is the author of more than 20 books for homebuilders and buyers, including construction and business guides and homeowner remodeling and repair books.
David Hughes is the founder and president of Affordable Solar Group, LLC, one of the nation's largest designers and distributors of renewable energy systems and services.

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