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Want solar power in your home? Whether you're looking to save on energy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to build a solar-powered house from the ground up, this friendly guide takes the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put it to work for you! Plus, you'll get all the latest updates on changes to federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and tax incentives that make solar-power adoption more feasible.
Understanding why solar is king — find out how you can put solar power to use to reap financial rewards, lessen your carbon footprint, and gain independence from fossil fuels
Here comes the sun — learn to evaluate your solar potential, plot your sun charts, calculate payback on your investment, and install your solar system
Practical applications — get easy-to-follow information on how to use solar energy in a variety of projects inside and outside your home
Exploring full-scale photovoltaic systems — discover the benefits of powering your home with a PV system, understand how the system works, and find out how to install one
Building, retrofitting, and selling — get practical guidance on building a solar-powered home from the ground up, installing solar in an existing home, and selling your solar home
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
In depth and easy to understand.
I already knew what I didn't know and wanted to know, but now I know much more about what I don't need to know, and still don't know enough about I need to know.
This book gives a good foundation to anyone considering installing or having installed any type of solar system.
Too much beating around the bush. Tables and Charts in the Kindle version are far too small to be readable.Otherwise, a basic intro to solar alternatives.Published 22 days ago by Dr Ray Launier
The book is more of a general overview of alternative energy sources... Not a practical field guide. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Liberty Prepper
I recently began investigating solar electricity, mostly because I recieved several sealed batteries, and a flexible solar panel, so I needed to learn more about the subject. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James L Specht
You can find in just one book vast information on how to harvest this free, clean, sustainable and blessed energy.Published 3 months ago by Edgar A. M. Monteiro
it makes the understanding of the set-up and usage very easy to follow. We have property in Downeast Maine and are "off the grid".Published 5 months ago by Ruth A Savage