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The complete idiot's guide to solar power for your home

Author: Dan Ramsey; David Hughes
Publisher: New York, NY : Alpha Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Explains the fundamentals of solar power and other renewable energy sources, including estimating energy needs, selecting the right equipment, and maintaining the system once it is installed.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ramsey, Dan, 1945-
Complete idiot's guide to solar power for your home.
New York, NY : Alpha Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2006938605
(OCoLC)123423467
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Ramsey; David Hughes
ISBN: 9781429571883 1429571888 9781440625695 1440625697
OCLC Number: 759838483
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1. Saving Your Energy --
1. Looking into the Sun --
Finding the Energy --
Using Renewable Energy Sources --
Solar Energy --
Wind Energy --
Hydro Energy --
Bio Energy --
Geothermal Energy --
Other Energy Sources --
Here Comes the Sun! --
Changing Technologies and Attitudes --
2. Estimating Your Home's Energy Needs --
What's Home Energy? --
Where Does the Energy Go? --
How Much Does Home Energy Cost? --
Considering a Solar Power System --
3. Fifty Ways to Cut Your Home Energy Bills Right Now! --
Understanding Heat Transfer --
Auditing Your Energy --
Do It Yourself --
Professional Energy Audits --
You've Been Audited, Now What? --
Building and Retrofitting for Efficiency --
4. Solar Power Incentives and Paybacks --
Energy Policy Act --
Feds Step In --
Rebates --
State Tax Incentives --
Selling Your Excess Power --
Renewable Energy Credits --
Your Right to Light --
5. Financing Your Solar Home --
About Financing --
Home Energy Rating --
Energy-Efficient Financing --
Fannie Mae --
Freddie Mac --
Farmer Mac --
Department of Energy (DOE) --
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) --
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) --
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) --
State Energy Financing --
Utility Financing --
Solar Vendors --
6. Building Your New Solar Home --
Building Codes --
Beginning the Construction Process --
Solar Design --
Orienting Your Solar Home --
Energy-Efficient Design --
Thermal Envelope --
Doors, Windows, and Appliances --
Heating and Cooling --
Controlled Ventilation --
Contractors and Suppliers --
7. Retrofitting Your Home for Solar Power --
Solar Climate --
Your Current Home --
Planning Your Solar Power System --
Pricing Your Solar Power System --
Replacing Appliances --
Upgrading Insulation and Weatherstripping --
8. Solar Landscaping Savings --
Saving Money with Landscaping --
Summer.
Other Titles: Solar power for your home
Complete idiot's guide
Responsibility: by Dan Ramsey with David Hughes.

Abstract:

Explains the fundamentals of solar power and other renewable energy sources, including estimating energy needs, selecting the right equipment, and maintaining the system once it is installed.

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