SOLAR: For all us Dummies, here is how to Solar Power Your Home

March 5, 2008

solar power for dummiesThis may be a book the book that helps you in demystifying a part of your eco-friendly remodel, Solar Power Your Home for Dummies.  The book was released in last December.

Want to take advantage of solar power in your home? Whether you?re looking to save on your energy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to build a solar-powered house from the ground up, Solar Power Your Home For Dummies attempts to take the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put it to work for you — according the Dummies team. 

The guide offers tips for making your home more energy-efficient though solar power?and helping the planet at the same time. The following topics are covered:

  • Choose and install your best solar system
  • Handle small to large solar projects
  • Heat and cool your house with solar energy
  • Install exterior solar lighting
  • Handle swimming pool, water heater, or ventilation solar projects
  • Create greenhouses or solar rooms
  • Build, buy, or sell a solar home
  • Finance your solar investments
  • Take advantage of tax rebates and incentives associated with solar power
  • Avoid the worst solar mistakes
  • Featuring ten of the easiest and cheapest do-it-yourself solar projects, Solar Power Your Home For Dummies is the fun and easy way to meet your energy needs with this clean power source!

You can read an excerpt from book at Architecture Week online to see if the content makes sense for you.  You can read the more marketing/sales messaging about the book on

The book was written by Rik DeGunther.  Rik is the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy consultant firm that focuses on home energy audits and the design of efficient heating and cooling systems.

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