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Solar House: A Guide for the Solar Designer
Terry Galloway | pages 240 | ISBN: 0750658312 | PDF | 6 MB
Covering the full life span of the project, from siting issues through specific design features to maintenance of the property and equipment, this is a comprehensive guide to designing, planning and building a solar house.
The author uses his experience of living in a solar house to inform the reader of the technology and practices needed for the design, operation and maintenance of the solar home. Each of the technologies of the house, such as space heating and cooling, domestic hot water and electric power technologies, are critiqued from the point of view of the owner/resident, with the author using his thirty years experience of living in a solar home. This provides home owners who are thinking of going solar with first hand evidence of best practice, and provides the architect and designer with the knowledge of how to best satisfy their clients needs.
DIY Solar Projects: How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home
Eric Smith | English | ISBN: 1589236033 | 160 pages | EPUB | 103 MB
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.
Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius: 50 Build-it-Yourself Project
McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics | ISBN: 0071477721 | 196 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Let the sun shine on your evil side - and have a wicked amount of fun on your way to becoming a solar energy master! In this guide, the popular Evil Genius format ramps up your understanding of powerful, important, and environmentally friendly solar energy - and shows you how to build real, practical solar energy projects you can use in your home, yard - even on the road!
Solar Power Your Home For Dummies
Rik DeGunther | ISBN: 0470175699 | 384 pages | PDF | 7 MB
This friendly, hands-on guide is packed with tips for making your home more energy-efficient though solar power—and helping the planet at the same time. You’ll see how to survey your home to determine your current household energy efficiency and use, and evaluate where solar power would best benefit you. You’ll also calculate what the return on your investment will be before you make any decisions. Once you’ve decided on a project, you’ll see whether it’s best to hire a contractor or do it yourself. We leave no stone unturned—you’ll also discover how to:
Choose and install your best solar system
Handle small to large solar projects
Heat and cool your house with solar energy
Install exterior solar lighting
Handle swimming pool, water heater, or ventilation solar projects
Create greenhouses or solar rooms
Build, buy, or sell a solar home
Finance your solar investments
Take advantage of tax rebates and incentives associated with solar power
Avoid the worst solar mistakes