Solar Power Your Home for Dummies
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Solar Power Your Home for Dummies

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The bestselling alternative energy reference book in North America--now in an updated editionWant to take advantage of solar power in your home? Whether you're looking to save on your energy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to build a solar-powered house from the ground up, "Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition" takes the mystery out of this energy source...more
ebook, 408 pages
Published March 5th 2010 by For Dummies (first published November 19th 2007)
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David Roberts
The book I read to research this post was Solar Power Your Home For Dummies by Rik DeGunther which is a very good book which I bought from kindle. If you have a solar power installation fitted in your house chances are you will get a contractor to do at least some of it and this book guides you through the various jobs involved but also helps you find a good contractor. It also guides you through the various options and tries to give you a rough idea what they cost. For some people it can be as...more
Matt Heavner
I usually don't got for the "dummies" series, but this is one of the better solar power books I've found. It has both a broad, readable scope (thinking broadly about solar from making solar iced tea to designing a new house to maximize solar PV/water/design). It had sufficient details to be useful and really covered the bases. This won't be your only solar book, but this is definitely the best foundation I've found for your small solar library.
Linda Munro
Okay, so I thought this was a book about solar power from scratch, as in making your own panels etc. Well, that was not what this book was about, but it did give me tons of ideas on how to assure my home is energy efficient, as well as pros and cons of solar energy use in the home. One thing that this book did not change was the fact that solar power is expensive, in otherwords, not for the poor or lower middle class (so, maybe that's why they are poor or lower middle class, huh?).

The book did g...more
Wayne
A good overview. It has calculators to help you figure out just how much a solar panel system will save/cost. I will consult it when I eventually get around to getting quotes on putting in solar panels.
Jason
so far a good primer... but there arent
really any project how-to's in this
Rob
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