Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

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The bestselling alternative energy reference book in NorthAmerica—now in an updated edition

Want to take advantage of solar power in your home? Whetheryou’re looking to save on your energy costs by adding a fewsolar components or you want to build a solar-powered house fromthe ground up, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition takesthe mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put itto work for you!

This new edition gives you hands-on tips and techniques formaking your home more energy-efficient though solar power—andhelping the planet at the same time. Plus, you’ll get all thelatest information on changes to federal, state, and localregulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-poweradoption more feasible.

  • Expanded coverage of the technology that underpins full-scalesolar-power systems for the home
  • New small- and mid-sized solar products, projects, andapplications
  • Rik DeGunther is a design engineer who started his own energyconsulting firm

Featuring ten of the easiest and cheapest DIY solar projects,Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the fun and easy wayto meet your energy needs with this clean power source!

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A new edition of the best-selling guide to solar power

Want solar power in your home? Whether you're looking to save onenergy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to builda solar-powered house from the ground up, this friendly guide takesthe mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put itto work for you! Plus, you'll get all the latest updates on changesto federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and tax incentivesthat make solar-power adoption more feasible.

Understanding why solar is king — find out how you can putsolar power to use to reap financial rewards, lessen your carbonfootprint, and gain independence from fossil fuels

Here comes the sun — learn to evaluate your solarpotential, plot your sun charts, calculate payback on yourinvestment, and install your solar system

Practical applications — get easy-to-follow information onhow to use solar energy in a variety of projects inside and outsideyour home

Exploring full-scale photovoltaic systems — discover thebenefits of powering your home with a PV system, understand how thesystem works, and find out how to install one

Building, retrofitting, and selling — get practicalguidance on building a solar-powered home from the ground up,installing solar in an existing home, and selling your solarhome

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on surveying your household energy efficiency and use

  • Ways to evaluate your solar potential

  • Small- and medium-sized DIY projects

  • Advice on analyzing solar investments

  • An introduction to building codes and regulations

  • Ways to take advantage of your lot's features

  • Information on installing PV systems

  • The ten best solar investments

About the Author:

Rik DeGunther is the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy auditing and consulting firm. He holds a BS in Engineering Physics and dual Masters degrees in Applied Physics and Engineering Economic Systems. Rik is also the author of Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies and Alternative Energy For Dummies.

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