The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower

Energy bills have skyrocketed in the United States, and traditional energy sources can be as damaging to the environment as they are to your pocketbook. The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy will show you how to slash your home energy costs while dramatically reducing your carbon footprint.Completely revised and updated, this new edition describes the most practical and affordable methods for making significant improvements in home energy efficiency and tapping into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources. If implemented, these measures will save the average homeowner tens of thousands of dollars over the coming decades.Focusing on the latest technological advances in residential renewable energy, this guide examines each alternative energy option available including:Solar hot water and solar hot air systemsPassive and active solar retrofits for heating and coolingElectricity from solar, wind, and microhydroHydrogen, fuel cells, methane digesters, and biodieselThis well-illus

Wind Power Basics: The Ultimate Guide to Wind Energy Systems and Wind Generators for Homes

Wind Power: The Most Underrated Renewable Source Of EnergyThere are many types of renewable sources of energy that you can harness and while the solar power energy remains to be the most popular, wind energy is considered to be underrated. The reason why wind power is underrated is that building structures to harness electricity from the wind are very massive and costly.However, the innovations in wind power have made it possible for people to afford wind turbines to harness power for home use. If you are one of the many people who are looking for other sources of renewable energy aside from solar power, then this book is for you.With this book, you will be able to learn the following:Understand the basic information of wind power. Chapter 1 discusses about the things that you need to know about wind turbine. This chapter discusses about the different types of designs of wind turbines and the types of wind power system. Moreover, it also provides information on how turbines work and h

Solar Electricity Handbook – 2015 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy – designing and installing solar PV systems.

The Solar Electricity Handbook – 2015 Edition, is a simple, practical guide to using electric solar panels and designing and installing photovoltaic PV systems. Now in its ninth edition, the book assumes no previous knowledge of solar electric systems. The book explains how solar panels work and how they can be used. It explains the advantages of solar energy and the drawbacks that you need to take into account when designing a solar power system. As well as explaining the underlying principles, it provides a step-by-step guide so that you can successfully design and install a photovoltaic solar system from scratch. Unlike many guides, The Solar Electricity Handbook explains the principles behind the technology, allowing the reader to design solar energy systems with confidence. The book has been used all around the world, designing systems as diverse as providing entire African villages with electricity, powering vending machines, building grid-tied systems for housing, building a one