DIY Solar Projects: How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home
  • DIY Solar Projects: How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home
  • DIY Solar Projects: How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home

DIY Solar Projects: How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home

by Eric Smith
     
 

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Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pumps, and solar panel kits that generate

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Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pumps, and solar panel kits that generate primary home electrical service. Among the step-by-step projects is a solar water heating system you can build and install yourself for under $1000; simple thermosyphon solar heat collectors for barns and outbuildings; or "heat grabbers" that you can fabricate for $50 in materials and position below a south-facing window to provide auxiliary winter heat.

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"In DIY Solar Projects, he demonstrates how solar cookers, hot−water heaters, hot−air collectors and more can be constructed and mounted using ordinary materials. You can start with a small system to power a cellphone, and work up to off−grid systems for small cabins. Clear, step−by−step instructions, a glossary and informative photographs are helpful. If you're curious about undertaking solar projects, this book is an excellent resource." -The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589236035
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
714,390
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.48(d)

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