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The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy

By Dan Chiras

Renewable Energy: The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy by Dan Chiras, Healthy Home & Green Living Books & Videos - HealthyHouseInstitute.com

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New Society Publishers

P.O. Box 189

Gabriola Island, BC  V0R 1X0 Canada

250-247-9737

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Energy bills have skyrocketed in North America, 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 cut your home energy costs while reducing your carbon footprint.

 

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Revised and updated, this new edition describes practical and affordable methods for improving your home's energy efficiency and tapping into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources. If implemented, these measures can save a homeowner tens of thousands of dollars over the coming decades.

Focusing on the latest advances in residential renewable energy, this guide examines each alternative energy option available including:

  • Solar hot water and solar hot air systems
  • Space heat: passive and active solar retrofits and heat pumps
  • Wood heat
  • Passive cooling
  • Electricity from solar, wind and microhydro
  • Hydrogen, fuel cells, methane digesters and biodiesel.

This illustrated and accessible guide is an essential resource for those wanting to enter the renewable energy field. With practical tips and guidelines, it gives readers sufficient knowledge to hire and communicate effectively with contractors and is a must-read for anyone interested in saving money and achieving energy independence.

 

About the author:

 

Dan Chiras is a respected educator and author who has published more than 25 books on residential renewable energy and green building. He is the is founder and director of The Evergreen Institute, where he teaches workshops on small wind energy systems, solar electricity, passive solar design, energy efficiency, and green and natural building.

 

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The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy:  Created on July 18th, 2011.  Last Modified on July 21st, 2011

 

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