Solar Power Your Home for Dummies
Each book covers all the necessary information a beginner needs to know about a particular topic, providing an index for easy reference and using the series` signature set of symbols to clue the reader in to key topics, categorized under such titles as Tip, Remember, Warning!, Technical Stuff and True Story.
Part I: Playing the Energy Game.
Chapter 1: Helping the World through Solar Power.
Chapter 2: Surveying Your Household Energy Efficiency and Use.
Chapter 3: Making Your Home Energy Efficient.
Part II: Understanding Solar - Just the Facts, Ma`am.
Chapter 4: Working with Solar Basics.
Chapter 5: Evaluating Your Solar Potential.
Chapter 6: Calculating Payback on Your Solar Investment.
Chapter 7: Installing Your Solar System.
Part III: Applications Aplenty: Projects from Small to Large.
Chapter 8: Digging In to Landscape Projects.
Chapter 9: Jumping In to Small Projects with Big Results.
Chapter 10: Heating and Purifying Water.
Chapter 11: Diving In to Swimming Pool Projects.
Chapter 12: Supplementing Your Domestic Water Heater.
Chapter 13: Breezeway: Directing Wind within Your House.
Chapter 14: Solar Pumps, Wind Power, Hydro Power, and Batteries in Applications.
Chapter 15: Glass Houses (and Plastic, Too): Greenhouses and Sunrooms.
Part IV: Exploring Full-Scale Photovoltaic Systems.
Chapter 16: Taking a Close Look at Photovoltaic Systems.
Chapter 17: Is a Full-Scale PV System Worth the Investment?
Chapter 18: Divorcing the Grid: Going Solo with Solar Power Systems.
Chapter 19: Do It Yourself or Contract Out?
Chapter 20: Finding the Cash to Get the Job Done.
Part V: Buying, Selling, and Building a Solar Home.
Chapter 21: Building a Solar Home from the Ground Up.
Chapter 22: Buying and Selling a Solar Home.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Best Solar Investments.
Chapter 24: Ten or So Best Do-It-Yourself Projects.
Chapter 25: Ten Cheap Solar Projects and Devices.
Chapter 26: Ten or So Worst Solar Mistakes.