The Good Solar Guide

Author: Finn Peacock
ISBN: 9781781333013
Size: 16,14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 686

Are you considering solar to get your bills down, but uncertain whether solar is right for you? Are you wary of potential rogue installers in such a new industry? Would you know a good solar panel brand from a dud? What about batteries? At long last there is an independent guide to buying and installing solar in Australia with the express aim of getting your future energy bills as low as possible. The Good Solar Guide demystifies the solar buying process in Australia showing you how many panels you need, which panel brands to buy, which to avoid, and how to find a great installer.

The Good Retirement Guide 2013

Author: Frances Kay
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749468181
Size: 11,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 941

Retirement is a time of opportunity. Without the routine demands of working life, new ambitions can be realized and experiences enjoyed. Yet with so much to consider, people are often unsure how best to plan for their future. Furthermore, with rising retirement ages, the closure of many final salary pension schemes, poor annuity rates and uncertainty regarding universal benefits, the scope for concern and confusion is even greater. The Good Retirement Guide is essential reading for all those looking forward to making the most of their retirement, and offers clear and concise suggestions and advice on a broad range of retirement-related subjects, including finance (investments, pensions, annuities, benefits and tax), housing, health, holidays, starting a business and looking after elderly parents.

The Definitive Environmental Guide To Going Green For Good

Editor: Linda Rembowski
Size: 10,28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 793

A Solar Buyer S Guide For The Home And Office

Author: Stephen Hren
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583084
Size: 17,19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 733

Solar power, once a fringe effort limited to DIY enthusiasts, is now fast becoming mainstream. Many home and business owners are curious about solar electric and solar thermal systems, and wonder how to go about getting a clean energy generation system of their own. The vast majority will hire a professional installer to do the job. But what should they be asking of these installers? What system makes the most sense for their home or office: solar electric, solar hot water, solar heating, or some combination of these? A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office explains the options so that property owners can make the right choices both for their energy needs and their financial security. Understanding how solar power systems work will enable readers to be informed customers when dealing with professional installers-the book also provides advice on how to select a qualified installer and understand the expanding variety of tax credits and other incentives that are popping up around the country. The market for solar systems has been growing at an exponential rate and strong tax credits ensure continued growth even in a sluggish economy. Many of those who would like to catch this undeniable wave of the future are held back by widespread confusion. A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office clears the air, allowing property owners to move forward with confidence to make their homes and offices more comfortable, environmentally sound, and secure against wild swings in energy prices.

The Solar Cooling Design Guide

Author: Daniel Mugnier
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3433031258
Size: 17,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Solar cooling systems can be a cost-effective and environmentally attractive air-conditioning solution. The design of such systems, however, is complex. Research carried out under the aegis of the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Program has shown that there is a range of seemingly subtle design decisions that can impact significantly on the performance of solar cooling systems. In order to reduce the risk of errors in the design process, this guide provides detailed and very specific engineering design information. It focuses on case study examples of installed plants that have been monitored and evaluated over the last decade. For three successful plants the design process is described in detail and the rationale for each key design decision is explained. Numerical constraints are suggested for the sizing / selection parameters of key equipment items. Moreover, the application conditions under which the system selection is appropriate are discussed. By following The Guide for any of the three specific solar cooling systems, the designer can expect to reliably achieve a robust, energy-saving solution. This book is intended as a companion to the IEA Solar Cooling Handbook which provides a general overview of the various technologies as well as comprehensive advice to enable engineers to design their own solar cooling system from first principles.

The Good Pub Guide 2014

Author: Alisdair Aird
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448175925
Size: 13,71 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 474

The 32nd edition of The Good Pub Guide is as invaluable as ever. Organised county by county, its comprehensive yearly updates and countless reader recommendations ensure that only the very best pubs make the grade. Here you will find classic country pubs, town-centre inns, riverside retreats, historic havens and exciting newcomers, plus gastropubs and pubs specialising in malt whisky or own-brew beer. Discover the top pubs in each county for beer, dining and accommodation, and find out the winners of the coveted titles of Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year. Packed with hidden gems, The Good Pub Guide 2014 provides a wealth of honest, entertaining and indispensable information. Whether you are planning a night out, a weekend away, holidaying in the UK or simply looking for a local pub, Alisdair Aird and Fiona Stapley have it covered.

Solar Energy Guide

Author: Bizmove Consumer Center
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781071108963
Size: 17,96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 103

Here's How To Discover 301 Great Tips for Making the Most of Your Solar Power System. Solar energy is among the fastest growing forms of alternative energy in the world. It can help you save money and it is great for the environment. If you are thinking about using solar energy in your home, this book is for you. Read on and learn everything you need to about residential solar energy. If you are interested in solar energy than you need to get this book right now as it may be the most helpful solar energy book you'll ever read in a long time. Here's just a fraction of what you're going to discover in this book that you simply will not learn anywhere else: * How to best take advantage of the most effective solar energy techniques - ideas to make any of your solar energy projects a success. * The surprising "little-known tricks" that will help you get the most out of your Solar energy system. * How to find low cost solar energy materials; this best kept secret will save you lots of money on your purchases. * Do's and don'ts for the most popular solar energy methods: top solar energy activity ideas. * How to take your solar energy system to the next level; be ready to be surprised when you discover how easy and effective this is. * The simple unvarnished truth about what works and what doesn't work in solar energy, this is really crucial! * Extremely effective ways to take advantage of recently discovered solar energy materials and methods. * Solar energy myths you need to avoid at all costs. * Golden rules to help you get better at solar energy matters; discover simple methods that work perfectly every time. * The vital keys to completing a solar energy project successfully. * How to make sure you come up with the most effective solutions to your solar energy challenges. * A simple, practical solar power strategy to dramatically cut down costs, but amazingly enough, almost no one understands or uses it. * The top solar power mistakes people do - and how to avoid them. * How to put together an effective solar energy routine: the golden rules of good solar power practices. * The exact solar power routine you should be following for every project. * What nobody ever told you about solar energy; insider secrets of avoiding the most bothersome challenges. * All these and much much more.

The Good Thief S Guide To Amsterdam

Author: Chris Ewan
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429968683
Size: 14,89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Charlie Howard travels the globe writing suspense novels for a living, about an intrepid burglar named Faulks. To supplement his income---and to keep his hand in---Charlie also has a small side business: stealing for a very discreet clientele on commission. When a mysterious American offers to pay Charlie 20,000 euros if he steals two small monkey figurines to match the one he already has, Charlie is suspicious; he doesn't know how the American found him, and the job seems too good to be true. And, of course, it is. Although the burglary goes off without a hitch, when he goes to deliver the monkeys he finds that the American has been beaten to near-death, and that the third figurine is missing. Back in London, his long-suffering literary agent, Victoria (who is naive enough to believe he actually looks like his jacket photo), tries to talk him through the plot problems in both his latest manuscript and his real life---but Charlie soon finds himself caught up in a caper reminiscent of a Cary Grant movie, involving safe-deposit boxes, menacing characters, and, of course, a beautiful damsel in distress. Publishers Weekly called Chris Ewan's The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam one of the "best books for grownups."

The Complete Guide To Rv Electrical Computer Solar And Communications Systems Working And Living Independently On The Road

Author: William C. Meyer
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608440400
Size: 19,24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 166

The main purpose of this book is to act as a how-to reference manual for outfitting your RV or mobile home with the tools to support your working and life style and is written from the perspective of traveling full-time on the road. A secondary purpose is to supply information for persons to boondock where they wish and still have the electrical conveniences without having shore power. You will find topics on electrical systems, computers, solar energy and communications. Most all of the components referred to in the book are easily found at any computer retail store, hardware store and of course, on-line. You can save hundreds of dollars by installing your RV systems and have the pleasure and satisfaction of doing it yourself. The examples illustrated are a starting point to give you ideas on how to make changes to your RV. You will find detailed pictures, schematics and illustrations throughout the book to guide you along the way. There is also a reference section for finding the components you need and to further explore a topic. Included is a glossary of technical definitions for terms and abbreviations. For the more technically inclined, there are sections interspersed all throughout the chapters that provide ancillary information on the topic being discussed. Go to these Sidebars to learn more about the technology or feature. For those that work on the road, replicating your home or work office into a mobile office in the past has been difficult and frustrating to achieve because you could not accomplish all the same features and functions that are required to perform your job. As time has progressed, technology and people's inventiveness have continued to progress and seems to be progressing in an increasing geometric fashion. Obviously, this is good news for the mobile worker or mobile entrepreneur. Today, as of the writing of this book, the technology is available to match the performance and functionally of a brick and mortar establishment.

Planning And Installing Photovoltaic Systems

Author: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie
Editor: Earthscan
ISBN: 1844074420
Size: 20,18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 893

Growth in photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing worldwide continues its upward trajectory. This bestselling guide has become the essential tool for installers, engineers and architects, detailing every subject necessary for successful project implementation, from the technical design to the legal and marketing issues of PV installation. Beginning with resource assessment and an outline of the core components, this guide comprehensively covers system design, economic analysis, installation, operation and maintenance of PV systems. The second edition has been fully updated to reflect the state of the art in technology and concepts, including: new chapters on marketing and the history of PV; new information on the photovoltaic market; new material on lightning protection; a new section on building integrated systems; and new graphics, data and photos. Published with Intelligent Energy