Got Sun? Go Solar, Expanded 2nd Edition: Harness Nature's Free Energy to Heat and Power Your Grid-Tied Home / Edition 2

Got Sun? Go Solar, Expanded 2nd Edition: Harness Nature's Free Energy to Heat and Power Your Grid-Tied Home / Edition 2

by Rex A. Ewing, Doug Pratt
     
 

This straight-talking book cuts through the green energy hype and explains how grid-connected homeowners can be smart about their energy future. Solar and wind-generated electricity, solar water heating, passive solar techniques and geothermal heating/cooling will enable homeowners to become self-sufficient while protecting themselves from rising utility rates and… See more details below

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This straight-talking book cuts through the green energy hype and explains how grid-connected homeowners can be smart about their energy future. Solar and wind-generated electricity, solar water heating, passive solar techniques and geothermal heating/cooling will enable homeowners to become self-sufficient while protecting themselves from rising utility rates and grid blackouts. With financial incentives now available, the time is perfect to utilize nature's free energy.
• Why invest in renewable energy for your home?
• Is it legal and safe?
• How solar electricity works
• Grid-tied solar and wind systems, with and without batteries
• Sizing your solar/wind system
• What does it cost?
• Any financial help out there?
• Permits & Paperwork
• The Nuts & Bolts: what to look for, what to avoid
• Who does the solar/wind installation?
• Using the sun's warmth to heat your home NEW
• Solar hot water (thermal) systems NEW
• Geothermal heating and cooling NEW
• Appendix: manufacturers, web resources, state energy offices, sizing worksheets, glossary, and more

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977372461
Publisher:
PixyJack Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,356,274
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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