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ISBN: 9781603582612
Year Added to Catalog: 2010
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: B&W throughout, photos, line drawings
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Number of Pages: 128
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: September 30, 2010
Web Product ID: 537

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A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office

Navigating the Maze of Solar Options, Incentives, and Installers

by Stephen Hren, Rebekah Hren

"A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office provides a detailed and clear overview of the many solar options available today to power and heat our homes and businesses. If you are confused about where to begin—or who to turn to for guidance and advice—this book is a great place to start. I highly recommend it."

Greg Pahl, Greg Pahl, author of The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis

Solar power, once a fringe effort limited to DIY enthusiasts, is now fast becoming mainstream. Many home and business owners are curious about solar electric and solar thermal systems, and wonder how to go about getting a clean energy generation system of their own. The vast majority will hire a professional installer to do the job. But what should they be asking of these installers? What system makes the most sense for their home or office: solar electric, solar hot water, solar heating, or some combination of these?

A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office explains the options so that property owners can make the right choices both for their energy needs and their financial security. Understanding how solar power systems work will enable readers to be informed customers when dealing with professional installers—the book also provides advice on how to select a qualified installer and understand the expanding variety of tax credits and other incentives that are popping up around the country.

The market for solar systems has been growing at an exponential rate and strong tax credits ensure continued growth even in a sluggish economy. Many of those who would like to catch this undeniable wave of the future are held back by widespread confusion. A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office clears the air, allowing property owners to move forward with confidence to make their homes and offices more comfortable, environmentally sound, and secure against wild swings in energy prices.


About the Authors

Stephen Hren

Stephen and Rebekah Hren live in Durham, North Carolina, where they are both actively involved with renewable energy, natural building, and edible urban gardening. Rebekah is a NABCEP-certified solar photovoltaic installer, licensed electrical contractor, and ISPQ-certified solar instructor for Solar Energy International. Stephen is a builder and teacher with experience in sustainable design and passive and active solar heating technologies.

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Rebekah Hren

Stephen and Rebekah Hren live in Durham, North Carolina, where they are both actively involved with renewable energy, natural building, and edible urban gardening. Rebekah is a NABCEP-certified solar photovoltaic installer, licensed electrical contractor, and ISPQ-certified solar instructor for Solar Energy International. Stephen is a builder and teacher with experience in sustainable design and passive and active solar heating technologies.

Visit the Hren's blog on the The Huffington Post.

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View Rebekah's full profile page >





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