• House & Home

How to Solar Power Your Home

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
Author: Martha Maeda
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383614
Category: House & Home
Page: 336
View: 5243
Reveals how to search for, buy or build a solar power system for one's home, in a book that also looks at the real estate prospects for an solar-powered home. Original.

    • Technology & Engineering

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

Author: Rik DeGunther
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051874
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 384
View: 7071

    • Technology & Engineering

Install Your Own Solar Panels

Designing and Installing a Photovoltaic System to Power Your Home
Author: Joseph Burdick,Philip Schmidt
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612128262
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 200
View: 8875
Labor and related costs account for more than half of the price of the average home solar installation. But homeowners can save thousands of dollars with this user-friendly manual, which follows the same process professional contractors use. Through detailed directions and step-by-step photos, veteran solar installer Joseph Burdick and seasoned builder Philip Schmidt teach you how to determine the size, placement, and type of installation you’ll need. This comprehensive DIY guide covers everything from assembling rooftop racking or building a ground-mount structure to setting up the electrical connections and making a battery bank for off-grid systems.

    • House & Home

Convert Your Home to Solar Energy

Author: Everett M. Barber,Joseph R. Provey
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600852521
Category: House & Home
Page: 234
View: 4808
With the cost of heating oil and electricity fluctuating wildly, consumers are clamoring for information on alternative energy. This source book covers all the relevant technologies, including solar space and water heating as well as photovoltaic electricity.

    • Technology & Engineering

Solar Power for Your Home

Author: David Findley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071667857
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 208
View: 2834
Easy, inexpensive, do-it-yourself solar energy projects Featuring step-by-step instructions and useful photos and illustrations, this hands-on guide is filled with solar energy solutions you can put to use right away. Solar Power for Your Home shows you how to set up a variety of simple, money-saving solar projects quickly and easily, such as a solar water heater, a solar pool pump, solar lighting, a solar oven--and even a solar-powered lawn mower! Learn all about the different types of solar technologies, including passive solar and photovoltaic, and determine which best suits your projects. You'll get details on assessing current energy use in your home, estimating the costs of solar installations, and calculating your overall savings. Reduce your carbon footprint--and your energy costs--with help from this practical resource. Solar Power for Your Home covers: History, benefits, and potential detriments of solar energy Fundamentals of solar technologies--passive solar, photovoltaic, concentrating solar energy, and more Evaluating home electricity consumption Creating a personal energy plan How and when to contract your solar project Emerging technologies--thin film, nano, and hybrid solar and solar storage Funding options including rebates, incentives, and grants Standards, conversions, and helpful resources

DIY Solar Power

How to Power Everything from the Sun
Author: Micah Toll
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989906715
Page: 135
View: 9855
Are you a hands on person? Do you prefer making things yourself? Are you ready to power everything - from your devices to your home - with solar energy? If so, then this book is for you! We'll cover everything you need to know about solar power. From understanding all of the components that go into solar powered projects to choosing the right solar panels and even building your own solar panels, this book teaches you everything you need to know about custom solar powered systems and creations. Learn about topics from small scale solar powered projects like portable phone chargers all the way up to large off-grid and grid-tied home solar power systems, and even mobile solar power for RVs and other vehicles and boats.

Solar Power

The Ultimate Guide to Solar Power Energy and Lower Bills: (Off Grid Solar Power Systems, Home Solar Power System)
Author: Mark Prentice,James Bickel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539929048
Page: 68
View: 4355
Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift"chapter after the conclusion. Solar Power: (FREE Bonus Included) The Ultimate Guide to Solar Power Energy and Lower Bills Book 1 Solar Power: Proven Methods To Build Your Own Solar Power System That You Can Afford The greatest source of power that we have is solar power. This is just scientific fact. Solar power is the only source of energy we know of that can be consumed for billions of years without any fear of it running out. These are undeniable facts; the big question that remains is not what the sun is capable of creating vast amounts of energy, but rather how we can properly access this unlimited source of power. The old fashioned route would have been to go start to a solar panel company and spend nearly a thousand dollars for their high priced, commercially built panels. And if that wasn't enough you would then be footed with another bill for installation. No matter how much you want to save the environment and be energy efficient, whose going to save your wallet? Because foremost of us who live paycheck to paycheck we just can't fork out a couple thousand dollars out of nowhere, even for an investment as great as solar panels. But don't worry any longer, because with the right information you can save your money and build it yourself! Due to more accessible material, and even just sheer ingenuity, the DIY solar panel system is in reach! This book is intelligently arranged in an informative yet easy to understand manner with the goal of getting your solar project up off the ground and running. The methods and materials mentioned within this book are available to anyone. By following the formats and templates given in this book you will be able to build a solar power system to rival even factory made models. Book 2 Solar Power: 20 Hacks to Build Your Own Affordable Solar Power System If you're seriously thinking about going solar, this book is for you. Within its pages is a basic guide that assumes you have no previous knowledge of how to install a complete DIY solar system. You'll learn the basic equipment needed, how to choose the right location to install your panel, and step by step instructions on how to assemble a finished solar system on your own. As the demand for solar continues to grow, the cost of these systems and the ease of installation is falling within the reach of more people. Whether you're an expert electrician or a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, you'll find that many things are possible with a little know how. Download your E book " Solar Power: The Ultimate Guide to Solar Power Energy and Lower Bills " by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!

    • House & Home

DIY Solar Projects

How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home
Author: Eric Smith
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 1610601939
Category: House & Home
Page: 160
View: 2884
Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pumps, and solar panel kits that generate primary home electrical service. Among the step-by-step projects is a solar water heating system you can build and install yourself for under $1000; simple thermosyphon solar heat collectors for barns and outbuildings; or "heat grabbers" that you can fabricate for $50 in materials and position below a south-facing window to provide auxiliary winter heat.

    • Photovoltaic power systems

Solar Electricity Handbook

A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems
Author: Michael Boxwell
Publisher: Greenstream Publishing
ISBN: 1907670009
Category: Photovoltaic power systems
Page: 154
View: 1041

    • House & Home

Do-It-Yourself Solar and Wind Energy System

DIY Off-Grid and On-Grid Solar Panel and Wind Turbine System
Author: Eric Layton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508454311
Category: House & Home
Page: 76
View: 5641
"Eric Layton, a well-known solar expert, wrote this guide for readers that are trying to build their own solar or wind system. Using pictures, this do-it-yourself solar and wind system was built with a battery back-up system. His new book is a comprehensive guide on the design, thought process, equipment, and technique on designing this DIY system. Using photographs taken throughout the building process, he covers why he chose certain components in addition to any issues building and installing. This book was written to help fellow solar and wind enthusiasts, as well as inspire those who would like to build their own do it yourself system." -- back cover.

    • Building-integrated photovoltaic systems

Do it Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power

Author: Michel Daniek
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 9781856230391
Category: Building-integrated photovoltaic systems
Page: 122
View: 6520

    • House & Home

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home, 3rd Edition

Author: Dan Ramsey,David Hughes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101460849
Category: House & Home
Page: 352
View: 9375
All the power you need is already there. This third edition helps readers understand the basics of solar (photovoltaic) power and explore whether it makes sense for them, what their options are, and what's involved with installing various on- and off-grid systems. Solar power is a $3 billion industry, and it's poised to grow to $39 billion by 2014. By 2011, the United States will surpass Germany as the largest market for solar power products.

    • Photovoltaic power systems

Solar Electricity Handbook

A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy : how to Design and Install Photovoltaic Solar Electric Systems
Author: Michael Boxwell
Publisher: Greenstream Publishing
ISBN: 1907670181
Category: Photovoltaic power systems
Page: 197
View: 3331
The Solar Electricity Handbook is a practical and straightforward guide to using electric solar panels. Assuming no previous knowledge, the book explains how solar panels work, how they can be used and explains the steps you need to take to successfully design and install a solar photovoltaic system from scratch. Accompanying this book is a solar resource website containing lots of useful information, lists of suppliers and on-line solar energy calculators that will simplify the cost analysis and design processes.

    • Political Science

Taming the Sun

Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet
Author: Varun Sivaram
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262345617
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
View: 4315
Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. What's more, its potential is nearly limitless -- every hour the sun beams down more energy than the world uses in a year. But in Taming the Sun, energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that the world is not yet equipped to harness erratic sunshine to meet most of its energy needs. And if solar's current surge peters out, prospects for replacing fossil fuels and averting catastrophic climate change will dim. Innovation can brighten those prospects, Sivaram explains, drawing on firsthand experience and original research spanning science, business, and government. Financial innovation is already enticing deep-pocketed investors to fund solar projects around the world, from the sunniest deserts to the poorest villages. Technological innovation could replace today's solar panels with coatings as cheap as paint and employ artificial photosynthesis to store intermittent sunshine as convenient fuels. And systemic innovation could add flexibility to the world's power grids and other energy systems so they can dependably channel the sun's unreliable energy. Unleashing all this innovation will require visionary public policy: funding researchers developing next-generation solar technologies, refashioning energy systems and economic markets, and putting together a diverse clean energy portfolio. Although solar can't power the planet by itself, it can be the centerpiece of a global clean energy revolution. A Council on Foreign Relations Book

Top 40 Costly Mistakes Solar Newbies Make

Your Smart Guide to Solar Powered Home and Business
Author: Lacho Pop Mse,DIMI Avram Mse
Publisher: Digital Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9786197258073
Page: 112
View: 4512
The book "Top 40 Costly Mistakes Solar Newbies Make" is a simple and practical guide that could save you a lot of money, headaches and time during the planning, buying, implementation and operation phase of your solar power system. Whether you have decided to buy a solar electricity system or assemble it yourself, you need a guide. There are thousands of books, articles, leaflets, forums and many other resources available online telling you what to do. However, it is always easy first to find out what NOT to do, and get that in a straightforward and comprehensible manner, in the form of practical tips and hints given by engineers with a long-term experience in electrical and electronic engineering. Do you know when you need a stand-alone system and when - a hybrid one? No matter whether you are a potential buyer or an avid do-it-yourselfer, you are probably curious to find out the best site in your property for a solar array to install. Or you are eager to know which solar panel type is the best for your case? Let's say you're a solar system buyer. Are you aware of solar panel guarantee? Do you know how to benefit from free solar panel schemes? The most important however - are you sure you can seed the 'good' solar offers from the 'bad' ones? Or you're a solar do-it-yourselfer and want to implement a solar system all by yourself. Surely you need to know the most common mistakes in panel installation or system sizing. What system voltage would be best for your system? Do you know how to choose the right type of battery and charge controller? ....Or how to avoid some mistakes in connecting system components, which could ruin your solar project? Here are the most common groups of mistakes commonly committed by people who have decided to go solar: General mistakes and misconceptions Mistakes during location assessment Mistakes with solar panels Mistakes in solar system sizing Mistakes in assembling the system components Mistakes in buying a solar system Mistakes in solar power system maintenance Although solar electrics are everywhere around us and there are tons of resources available on this topic, you don't need to be an expert to assess what is good for your specific case. Neither you have to refer to costly solar consultants to reveal you the solar basics. This book can save you both money and trouble down the road. It is frankly written by experts for everyone who cannot get started. Get started your solar journey today!"

    • House & Home

Wind Power For Dummies

Author: Ian Woofenden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470496371
Category: House & Home
Page: 384
View: 6369
The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through every step of the process, from assessing your site and available wind sources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you, from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating a contractor to install your system to producing your own affordable and sustainable electricity. Guides you step by step through process of selecting, installing, and operating a small-scale wind generator to power your home Demystifies system configurations, terminology, and wind energy principles to help you speak the language of the pros Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whether wind power is right for you Explains the mechanics of home-based wind power Shows you how to tie into the grid and sell energy back to the power company Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financing for your project Provides tips on working with contractors and complying with local zoning laws Yes, you can do it, with a little help from Wind Power For Dummies.

    • Science

A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Energy Systems

With Special Focus on Photovoltaic Systems
Author: Trevor M. Letcher,Vasilis M. Fthenakis
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128114800
Category: Science
Page: 540
View: 7334
A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Energy Systems: With Special Focus on Photovoltaic Systems, the most advanced and research focused text on all aspects of solar energy engineering, is a must have edition on the present state of solar technology, integration and worldwide distribution. In addition, the book provides a high-level assessment of the growth trends in photovoltaics and how investment, planning and economic infrastructure can support those innovations. Each chapter includes a research overview with a detailed analysis and new case studies that look at how recent research developments can be applied. Written by some of the most forward-thinking professionals, this book is an invaluable reference for engineers. Contains analysis of the latest high-level research and explores real world application potential in relation to developments Uses system international (SI) units and imperial units throughout to appeal to global engineers Offers measurable data written by a world expert in the field on the latest developments in this fast moving and vital subject