Turn Me On: 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy: 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy

Turn Me On: 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy: 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy

by Michelle Kodis
     
 

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TURN ME ON

100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy

HERE COMES THE SUN! With page after page of creative and innovative ideas for using this limitless form of energy, as well as thoughtfully compiled lists of useful resources, Turn Me On is an introductory guide to understanding the exciting advances in a progressing technology that harnesses the boundless power of

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TURN ME ON

100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy

HERE COMES THE SUN! With page after page of creative and innovative ideas for using this limitless form of energy, as well as thoughtfully compiled lists of useful resources, Turn Me On is an introductory guide to understanding the exciting advances in a progressing technology that harnesses the boundless power of the sun to bring us clean, renewable energy.

OFFERS INFORMATION AND SUGGESTIONS FOR:

Using passive and active solar energy to power and heat your home.

Honing and directing solar exposure to effectively grow your garden and cook your food.

Using basic solar techniques to reinvent everyday household chores.

Getting around powered by the sun.

Finding the latest and greatest solar products.

Helping the planet by supporting solar-focused businesses and organizations.

Michelle Kodis has written professionally about a broad range of topics, including the environment and ecology, architecture and design, health and medicine, alternative/complementary medicine, real estate and business, and more. Her articles have appeared in numerous regional and national publications, including the San Francisco Examiner Sunday magazine, E: The Environmental Magazine, Buzzworm's Earth Journal, Backpacker, The Oregonian, Oregon Magazine, Telluride Magazine, Aspen Sojourner, FlyDenver magazine, and Home magazine.

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ISBN-13:
9781423605195
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Each month, those of us who live “on the grid” get a little gift in the mail: an invoice for our electricity usage. Prior to that bill arriving, the little meter attached to our homes has been spinning day and night, tallying our energy use as we power up our computers, stuff our wet towels into the dryer, forget to turn off the lights when we leave a room, pop in a DVD, fire up the coffeemaker, and so on. Our debt to the power company can fluctuate depending on the season. In winter, of course, we can’t do without that toasty electric blanket, right? When indeed the bill is higher in the winter months, we sigh, thinking that we really should start finding ways to reduce our fossil fuel consumption and do our part for the planet—but it all seems so . . . complex and time-consuming, and we don’t know where to start. We write the check and it’s on to next month. Click. Click. Click. That’s the sound of the meter costing you money. Ready to learn about a new way? Read on.

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