The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy
The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy - Achieving Energy Independence through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower describes the most practical and affordable methods for making significant improvements in home energy efficiency and tapping into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources. This guide focuses on the latest technological advances in residential renewable energy and examines alternative energy options 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 well-illustrated and accessible guide is an essential resource for those wanting to enter the renewable energy field. Packed with practical tipsand 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.