An essential how-to on powering your home with sun, wind, water, and more. For readers wanting to save money-and the planet-by using alternative energy, this book provides everything they need to know. The five basic sources are fully covered: sun, wind, water, earth, and bio. The benefits, what is needed, and whether it will work for a particular home are all carefully laid out in this comprehensive overview: ? Solar energy for home heating, water heating, and electricity ? Wind power, hydrogen, and micro hydro power ? Heat pumps-air, geothermal, and water source ? Heating with wood and going bioHerea#39;s how those rebates shake out: a $100 for each solarthermal swimming pool heater a $500 for each solar domestic water heater ... When you put solar panels on your roof or a wind turbine on your property, youa#39;ve already made a longterm investment. ... mode, down for days repairing electrical lines and attending to their own storm repairs and emergency procedures and leaving locals in the dark.
|Title||:||The Complete Idiot's Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home|
|Author||:||Brita Belli, Harvey Bryan|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2009-07-07|