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The New Solar Home Paperback – October 2, 2009
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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The New Solar Home features a variety of solar dwellings of different sizes and locales, from 1,600 to 4,000 square feet or more, and in large cities, suburbs, and remote rural sites. From an umbrella home in beautiful California and a stunning luxury condominium in New York to a Chicago brownstone-style home in Illinois and a pueblo-style gem in the foothills of Santa Fe, solar homes have come a long way from the PV-clad creations of the 1980s.
Bonta and Snyder successfully demonstrate that today's solar homes are attractive, good financial investments, and comfortable places for daily living. These exceptional homes are groundbreaking not only in their use of renewable energy but also in their commitment to recycling and repurposing materials.
Get details on why these homeowners decided to go solar, and find out how having a solar home can save you money in the long run. Whether you're looking to build a new home or simply remodel an existing one, the solar beauties within these pages are sure to inspire you to create your own solar sanctuary.
Dave Bonta, President and Founder of USA Solar Stores, the largest renewable energy retailer in the Northeast, has written about alternative energy and sustainable living for Green Living, Back Home Magazine, Alternative Energy Retailer, and The Vermont Guardian. Bonta has studied renewable energy and energy efficiency for more than twenty years, is a frequent speaker at major green energy conferences across America, and is a tireless advocate for green living. He lives in Perkinsville, Vermont.
Stephen Snyder is also the author of The Brewmaster's Bible (HarperCollins), The Beer Companion (Simon & Schuster), and The Brewmaster's Recipe Manual. He lives in Vermont.
About the Author
Stephen Snyder, communications director for USA Solar Stores, also works as a freelance writer and has published The Brewmaster's Bible (HarperCollins), The Beer Companion (Simon & Schuster) and The Brewmaster's Recipe Manual.
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That being said, there were a lot of pretty pictures of pretty houses that seemed nominally to incorporate solar ideas.
the pictures are pretty but the information is far from technical and not very useful. There are better though less pretty books out there.