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Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home


-- Solar power is starting to make a resurgence in the energy market. This book should benefit from the Department of Energy's recently enacted ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.750

General information only

by tijid on Apr 21, 2011

If you're looking for some breezy, general Information about solar energy this might be helpful. I was looking for more hands-on information, i.e., what kind of hardware do I need to install a system at my house and office, how is the wiring done between panels, how is it tied into my city's power grid, etc. I'm still looking for such a manual.



by Screenwriter on Jun 4, 2009

Totally serious yet lite to read. It really helps set about planning your solar/wind experience. Tons of tips and "side advice" A true Keeper !


Complete Idiots Guide : Solar Power for Your Home

by MCouts on Jan 22, 2009

A good general review of solar power electricity generation for residential use. However, it didn't provide the specifics I was looking for such as: designing a system, building solar panels, and wiring schematics.


Very Practical Without Preaching

by c5c5 on Apr 14, 2008

This book is a very practical hands-on guide to learning about, buying, and installing solar power systems that thankfully omits most of the typical preaching of the environmental movement. There is additional information about wind and geothermal power as well, though the main focus is on solar. The chapters are arranged so that you can read any one you wish first without having to read the book straight from page one. The information is easy to understand, though a few concepts may take a little re-reading if one is not knowledgeable about how electricity works. The chapters are varied including some good practical advice on how to maximize your home's energy efficiency, using whatever budget you have. Just reading this chapter alone will make purchasing this book well worth it.

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