The Good Solar Guide

Author: Finn Peacock
ISBN: 9781781333013
Size: 17,81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 950

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 Definitive Environmental Guide To Going Green For Good

Editor: Linda Rembowski
Size: 16,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 172

Solar Power Demystified The Beginners Guide To Solar Power Energy Independence And Lower Bills

Author: Lacho Pop, MSE
Editor: Digital Publishing Limited
ISBN: 6197258129
Size: 18,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 172

The book 'Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Energy Independence And Lower Bills' introduces you to the world of solar electric panels and systems. It reveals you the reasons why photovoltaic solar panels are continuing to gain worldwide popularity and are becoming more important as a source of renewable energy. You can see the question "To go or not to go solar?" discussed in its practical aspects. Furthermore, you are advised what kind of solar electric system you need and how to evaluate whether your home is 'solar-ready' or not. You are also introduced to the basics of photovoltaics and to the main types of solar electric systems and their components. The book is intended to provide basic information to everyone who makes first steps in the world of photovoltaics and needs the matter explained in an easy-to-understand and straightforward way. The book is targeted to those who want to build solar power system for their home, cabin, RV, camper, boat or business. The book exposes: -Photovoltaics in the world of renewable energy -Advantages of photovoltaics in a summary -Why are photovoltaics continuing to gain worldwide popularity? -Why is the cost of photovoltaics decreasing? -Drawbacks of photovoltaics - What are the main applications of solar electric systems? -To go or not to go solar – that is the question! -Some issues to consider before going solar -Why would you need a solar electric system? - Don't go solar before reading this! - What kind of solar electric system do you need? -How big solar electric system do you need? -How to finance the cost of your solar electric system? - Financial incentives -Is your building solar-ready? -How to assess your location for solar resource? -Why the condition of your roof does matter -Free solar panels -Solar power for business owners - Energy efficiency above all -How to improve the energy efficiency of your building -The basics of solar power -Solar electric systems - Grid-connected solar electric systems -Stand-alone (off-grid) solar electric systems -Advantages and drawbacks of stand-alone systems -Why are off-grid systems attractive? -Main applications of stand-alone solar electric systems - Selecting your solar vendor -What to be careful about Grab the book and get started saving money on electricity and becoming energy independent now!

The Solar Cooling Design Guide

Author: Daniel Mugnier
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3433606862
Size: 11,36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 912

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.

Solar Rooftop Diy The Homeowner S Guide To Installing Your Own Photovoltaic Energy System Countryman Know How

Author: Mike Sullivan
Editor: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575335
Size: 15,43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 869

The do-it-yourself guide for converting your home to solar power Solar energy is clean, efficient, sustainable—and expensive. Or is it? Many homeowners simply assume that the cost of solar panels is out of their reach, but in reality, the technology is quickly becoming attainable for the middle class. Rather than leasing panels from one of those home solar startups (and letting them reap the financial benefits), why not join the thousands who are doing it themselves? In Solar Rooftop DIY, sustainable energy expert Mike Sullivan offers five design plans—ranging from a few simple panels to a complex, roof-covering array—for building a rooftop PV energy system for any home. Each plan has clear and detailed step-by-step photographs showing the installation process. Many of them require no additional labor—just a few days' commitment for the average weekend warrior. With energy costs only set to increase in the future, now is the time to make the switch to solar and start selling power back to the grid.

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: 20,76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 863

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.

The A To Z Guide On Harnessing Solar Power

Author: Noah Daniels
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3730996592
Size: 18,19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 404

You have probably heard about solar power and how it is the new and upcoming alternative energy source of the future. It's just not a buzzword anymore. It is a viable way for you to save time and money, while at the same time make a conscious effort to save the environment and the planet. Solar power has been revolutionized and new technology is allowing it to not only power your home, but to power personal devices such as cell phones, personal entertainment systems, and other electronic devices that you could use in virtually any situation. Whether you are a first responder to an emergency situation, you want to go camping, or you just want a radio on your next boating trip to work without batteries, personal solar power is the new-age way to get the power without using batteries or other environmentally damaging power sources. Solar power is now affordable to everyone and is available in a variety of ways to help save the environment. Where solar power used to be laughed at by skeptics, it is now being embraced as the alternative energy source that rivals hydrogen, hybrids, and other forms of alternative energy. As we try to break our addiction to fossil fuels, solar power has become the number one topic among think tanks and college professors. It has also become a topic of concern for top government officials in the relentless pursuit to break free of foreign oil and fossil fuels. In this e-book you will learn how to make, and how you can put this type of technology in your life to save not only the environment but money. By understanding the uses of personal solar power and the uses the solar power can be used for in your home, you could get off the power grid, away from the dominance of the power companies and other industries that think they have you by the neck. You can become independent and not rely on corporate power grids or government sanctions. With the secrets revealed in this e-book you'll be able to not only have personalized solar power equipment, but you will be able to understand some primitive solar power technology that you can put to use in your life to become more independent from government or corporate powers.

The New Solar Home

Author: Dave Bonta
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423603907
Size: 14,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 228

A full-color collection with 150 photos highlights homes that not only use renewable energy but also are the result of recycling and repurposing materials used in construction and reducing the impact on the surrounding environment through sensitive building methods. Original.

Simple Solar Homesteading

ISBN: 1438229364
Size: 17,72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 718

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Solar Power For Your Home 3rd Edition

Author: Dan Ramsey
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101460849
Size: 11,36 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 647

All the power you need is already there. This third edition helps readers understand the basics of solar (photovoltaic) power and explore whether it makes sense for them, what their options are, and what's involved with installing various on- and off-grid systems. Solar power is a $3 billion industry, and it's poised to grow to $39 billion by 2014. By 2011, the United States will surpass Germany as the largest market for solar power products.