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Are you ready to slash your home energy costs while dramatically reducing your carbon footprint? The Homeowner’s Guide To Renewable Energy, Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower by Dan Chiras, is packed with the most practical and affordable methods to significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency. Dan’s book is not only important for reducing your carbon footprint but can also save you thousands of dollars in home energy consumption.
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Focusing on the latest technological advances (and never losing sight of the economic bottom line), this comprehensive manual demystifies:
- Solar Heat Solutions: systems which produce solar hot water and solar hot air.
- Space heat: Passive and active solar retrofits and heat pumps
- Wood heat: options for sound economic and environmental advice
- Passive Cooling: a key element of a larger strategy known as “natural conditioning” heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting a building naturally, that is without mechanical or electronic devices and without outside energy.
- Generating Electricity from solar, wind and mirohydro. (Mirohydro is the ability to generate electricity from running water.)
This well-illustrated and accessible guide is an essential resource for those wanting to enter the renewable energy field. Packed with practical tips and 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. If you are ready to save tens of thousands of dollars over the coming decades, this is one show you don’t want to miss!
In this segment of The Clean Energy View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Dan Chiras, who is a respected educator and the author of 29 books on residential renewable energy and green building including Power from the Sun and Power from the Wind.
More About Dan Chiras: Dan has studied and worked with renewable energy and energy efficiency for over 30 years. Dan is the director of and lead instructor at The Evergreen Institute’s Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, where he teaches workshops on energy efficiency, solar electricity, solar hot water, small wind energy, green building, natural plasters, and natural building. Dan lives half the year in Boulder, CO and half the year in Gerald, Missouri.