This book is the newest to the Guides to help you with green living.  Solar Power For Your Home is great to save energy. For it features a step-by-step instruction manual and useful photos and illustrations.

This hands-on guide is filled with solar energy, green living solutions. Those you can put to use right away.

That is why Solar Power for Your Home shows you how to set up a variety of simple, money-saving solar projects quickly and easily. For example a solar water heater. Also a solar pool pump, solar lighting, a solar oven. Finally and the ever more popular solar-powered lawn mower!

Solar Power For Your Home

Solar Power For Your Home is part of my series of books. For in this book you will learn all about the different types of solar technologies.  They include passive solar, photovoltaic and also determining which best suits your projects. You’ll get details on assessing current energy use in your home, estimating the costs of solar installations, and calculating your overall savings. Reduce your carbon footprint–and your energy costs–with help from this practical resource.

Solar Power for Your Home covers:

This includes the history, benefits, and potential detriments of solar energy.

In addition to the fundamentals of solar technologies. That’s from passive solar, photovoltaic to concentrating solar energy.

Then we talk about evaluating home electricity consumption and creating a personal energy plan.

Then we follow up with how and when to contract your solar project. 

Furthermore, we discussed emerging technologies. That’s like thin film, nano, and hybrid solar and solar storage. 

Then we round out the project with funding options. For that’s including rebates, incentives, and grants.

Finally, we end with standards, conversions, and helpful resources.


As you know, the solar industry is one that is growing rapidly, and so are the number of people who are beginning to realize the benefits of using solar power. However, before you contact an electrician or a plumber to install solar panels for your home. So you should understand the basic concepts behind solar energy.

What does solar even mean?

Solar energy is a type of renewable resource. It is derived from the sun, and it can be harnessed in various different ways. Solar power is harnessed through the use of photovoltaic cells (PV). These cells are made from semiconductors like silicon compounds like gallium arsenide. The sun’s rays enter the cells, and when they reach the crystal structures of the semiconductors, they are converted into electricity. The electricity travels through wires to a solar panel. This is connected to the house’s electrical system. The electricity is then used to power the house.

How much power can solar panels produce?

A solar panel is a very small device that consists of a piece of silicon covered with photovoltaic material and other insulators like glass. It produces direct current (DC) electricity. A solar panel is usually connected to an inverter by way of an AC wiring system. The inverter converts DC electricity into alternating current (AC). The AC current is then fed to the electrical grid.

What about solar photovoltaics (PV)?

Solar photovoltaic systems (PVS) are often confused with solar energy systems. The solar PV refers to the type of solar energy panel that collects and stores solar energy in the form of photons. The photon has one unit of energy. The energy from each photon is used by the solar cell to produce electrons. The electrons are transferred to a semiconductor and where they are combined with holes. The electrons and the holes are then converted into direct current electricity. The amount of power that solar PV systems produce will vary depending on a number of factors. Those factors include sunlight, photocell orientation and the type of solar cell being used.

How big a solar panel should you get?

When you install solar panels, the first thing that you need to do is determine how much power you need. The amount of power that your home will use will determine how many solar panels you need. The average home needs about 60W of power per day.

2 Responses

  1. Cool cover! Looking forward to adding it to The Aquarium collection. Let us know when the author plans to be in the Westport, Connecticut area.

  2. Hey Seth- this looks great! Would love to review it and share it and do giveaway for it on my blog if I can get a copy…Heather

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