Solar Power Your Home For Dummies is a great guide in do-it-yourself solar power. Buying and installing your own solar panel system is a potentially daunting task, and this book will guide you through the process, showing home users exactly how to get solar panel up and running without any professional installation. The book also has great tips on how to finance your solar panel installation, which will save you money over it's lifetime but represents a fairly large initial capital expense. It gives details on tax rebates and federal incentives available to reduce the cost of the project.
- How to choose and install your best solar system
- Heat and cool your house with the power of the sun
- Tips on financing your solar investments
- Details of federal tax rebates and incentives available
- Detailed list of the 10 cheapest and easiest do-it-yourself solar projects
Why It's Green
Solar Power Your Home gives practical advice on how to get your home running on clean, renewable, free solar power. By installing solar panels in your home you can massively reduce both your carbon footprint, and your electricity or heating bills. The book itself is not especially green (e.g. it's not made from recycled paper), but if it helps you move off-grid then it'll more than pay for itself.
How To Recycle
A paperback book can always be recycled in municipal paper recycling centers, but this should always be a last resort. As long as you don't drop it in the bath, a paperback will remain readable for decades. Once you are done with the book, share it around with your friends and family, or give to a charity shop.