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Got Sun? Go Solar: Expanded 2nd Edition

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This straight-talking book cuts through the green energy hype and explains how grid-connected homeowners can be smart about their energy future. Solar and wind-generated electricity, solar water heating, passive solar techniques and geothermal heating/cooling will enable homeowners to become self-sufficient while protecting themselves from rising utility rates and grid blackouts. With financial incentives now available, the time is perfect to utilize nature's free energy.

Table of Contents:

• Why Invest in Renewable Energy
• Is It Legal and Safe
• How Solar Electricity Works
• Grid-tied Solar and Wind System Options, with and without batteries
• Sizing Your Solar / Wind System
• What Does It Cost
• Any Financial Help Out There
• Permits & Paperwork
• Nuts and Bolts: What to Look For, What to Avoid
• Who Does the Solar/Wind Installation
• Using the Sun's Warmth to Heat Your Home (NEW)
• Solar Water Heating Systems (NEW)
• Geothermal Heating & Cooling (NEW)
• Extensive Appendix includes manufacturers, associations, reference web sites, state energy offices, worksheets, glossary and more

Book Details:

• Author(s): Rex A. Ewing and Doug Pratt
• Updated & Expanded 2nd Edition
• Number of Pages: 192
• Published Date: September 15, 2009
• Publisher: PixyJack Press
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0977372464
• ISBN-13: 978-0977372461
• Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 8.2 inches

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