Got Sun? Go Solar, Expanded 2nd Edition: Harness Nature's Free Energy to Heat and Power Your Grid-Tied Home


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SKU: R13315

by Rex A. Ewing, Doug Pratt  

This straight-talking book cuts through the green energy hype and explains how grid-connected homeowners can be smart about their energy future. Solar and wind-generated electricity, solar water heating, passive solar techniques and geothermal heating/cooling will enable homeowners to become self-sufficient while protecting themselves from rising utility rates and grid blackouts. With financial incentives now available, the time is perfect to utilize nature's free energy.

Table of Contents

  • Why Invest in Renewable Energy 
  • Is It Legal and Safe 
  • How Solar Electricity Works 
  • Grid-tied Solar and Wind System Options, with and without batteries 
  • Sizing Your Solar / Wind System 
  • What Does It Cost 
  • Any Financial Help Out There 
  • Permits & Paperwork 
  • Nuts & Bolts: What to Look For, What to Avoid 
  • Who Does the Solar/Wind Installation 
  • Using the Sun's Warmth to Heat Your Home (NEW) 
  • Solar Water Heating Systems (NEW) 
  • Geothermal Heating & Cooling (NEW) 
  • Extensive Appendix includes manufacturers, associations, reference web sites, state energy offices, worksheets, glossary and more

Pages: 192

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