Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies
Author: Rik DeGunther
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-01-19
ISBN: 0470596783
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies Book Excerpt:

The bestselling alternative energy reference book in North America—now in an updated edition 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 For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put it to work for you! This new edition gives you hands-on tips and techniques for making your home more energy-efficient though solar power—and helping the planet at the same time. Plus, you’ll get all the latest information on changes to federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-power adoption more feasible. Expanded coverage of the technology that underpins full-scale solar-power systems for the home New small- and mid-sized solar products, projects, and applications Rik DeGunther is a design engineer who started his own energy consulting firm Featuring ten of the easiest and cheapest DIY solar projects, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the fun and easy way to meet your energy needs with this clean power source!

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies
Author: Rik DeGunther
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-03-05
ISBN: 0470873655
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies Book Excerpt:

The bestselling alternative energy reference book in North America—now in an updated edition 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 For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put it to work for you! This new edition gives you hands-on tips and techniques for making your home more energy-efficient though solar power—and helping the planet at the same time. Plus, you’ll get all the latest information on changes to federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-power adoption more feasible. Expanded coverage of the technology that underpins full-scale solar-power systems for the home New small- and mid-sized solar products, projects, and applications Rik DeGunther is a design engineer who started his own energy consulting firm Featuring ten of the easiest and cheapest DIY solar projects, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the fun and easy way to meet your energy needs with this clean power source!

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies
Author: Rik DeGunther
Publsiher: For Dummies
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-12-10
ISBN: 9780470175699
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies Book Excerpt:

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 For Dummies takes the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put it to work for you! This friendly, hands-on guide is packed with tips for making your home more energy-efficient though solar power—and helping the planet at the same time. You’ll see how to survey your home to determine your current household energy efficiency and use, and evaluate where solar power would best benefit you. You’ll also calculate what the return on your investment will be before you make any decisions. Once you’ve decided on a project, you’ll see whether it’s best to hire a contractor or do it yourself. We leave no stone unturned—you’ll also discover how to: 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 For Dummies is the fun and easy way to meet your energy needs with this clean power source!

How to Solar Power Your Home

How to Solar Power Your Home
Author: Martha Maeda
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1601383614
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Solar Power Your Home Book Excerpt:

Reveals how to search for, buy or build a solar power system for one's home, in a book that also looks at the real estate prospects for an solar-powered home. Original.

How To Harness Solar Power for Your Home and Who s Already Doing It

How To Harness Solar Power for Your Home  and Who s Already Doing It
Author: Stephanie Bearce
Publsiher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2010-08
ISBN: 1612282393
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Harness Solar Power for Your Home and Who s Already Doing It Book Excerpt:

Imagine living in a world with clean air and very little pollution. Imagine never having to hear your parents complain about paying the electric bill. Does that sound too good to be true? It's all possible with solar energy. Learn how actor Ed Begley Jr. lives in his solar home. Read how solar power works and why scientists think solar energy will be the next great energy resource. You can learn how to save energy in your own home. You can even find out how to make your own solar oven and cook yourself a solar hot dog feast.

Green Your Home All in One For Dummies

Green Your Home All in One For Dummies
Author: Yvonne Jeffery,Liz Barclay,Michael Grosvenor,Elizabeth B. Goldsmith,Betsy Sheldon,Eric Corey Freed,Rik DeGunther,Ann Whitman,The National Gardening Association,Owen E. Dell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2009-01-06
ISBN: 9780470464038
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition

Using the Engineering Literature  Second Edition
Author: Bonnie A. Osif
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN: 143985002X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition Book Excerpt:

With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Playwriting For Dummies

Playwriting For Dummies
Author: Angelo Parra
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN: 1118120973
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playwriting For Dummies Book Excerpt:

The easy way to craft, polish, and get your play on stage Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. Fromcrystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding theroles of the director stagecraft people, to marketing and financingyour project, and incorporating professional insights on writing,there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwrightneeds to know. But where can you turn for guidance? Playwriting For Dummies helps any writer at any stage ofthe process hone their craft and create the most dramatic andeffective pieces. Guides you through every process of playwriting?fromsoliloquies, church skits, and one act plays to big Broadwaymusicals Advice on moving your script to the public stage Guidance on navigating loopholes If you're an aspiring playwright looking to begin the process,or have already penned a masterpiece and need trusted advice tobring it into the spotlight, Playwriting For Dummies has youcovered.

Optics For Dummies

Optics For Dummies
Author: Galen C. Duree, Jr.
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN: 1118017234
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optics For Dummies Book Excerpt:

The easy way to shed light on Optics In general terms, optics is the science of light. More specifically, optics is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light?including visible, infrared, and ultraviolet?and the interaction of light with matter. Optics For Dummies gives you an approachable introduction to optical science, methods, and applications. You'll get plain-English explanations of the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices, industrial, medical, and military applications; as well as laser light fundamentals. Tracks a typical undergraduate optics course Detailed explanations of concepts and summaries of equations Valuable tips for study from college professors If you're taking an optics course for your major in physics or engineering, let Optics For Dummies shed light on the subject and help you succeed!

Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies

Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies
Author: Marsha Collier
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-08-13
ISBN: 9780470920794
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dog Photography For Dummies

Dog Photography For Dummies
Author: Rodgers,Sarah Sypniewski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-10-25
ISBN: 111807775X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dog Photography For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Provides information on knowing the kind of equipment, angle, and composition to use while photographing dogs.

Droid X2 For Dummies

Droid X2 For Dummies
Author: Dan Gookin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-08-17
ISBN: 1118164725
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Canon EOS Rebel T3i 600D For Dummies

Canon EOS Rebel T3i   600D For Dummies
Author: Julie Adair King
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN: 1118094980
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canon EOS Rebel T3i 600D For Dummies Book Excerpt:

A full-color guide to Canon's exciting new dSLR camera Whether it's your first dSLR, your first Canon camera, or simply a new tool for your photography, your Canon Rebel T3i/600D has countless capabilities and you'll want to understand them all. This book covers all the dials, menus, and controls, showing you how to use each one. It explains how to change and use various lenses and offers advice on exposure, focus, printing, using flash, sharing photos online, and much more, all with plenty of full-color examples to show what you can achieve. Canon's popular T3i/600D offers a vast array of options for the new dSLR photographer; this book guides you through all the settings, dials, and menus Explains how to use Live View mode and record, edit, and play back video Provides tips and advice on working with exposure, manipulating focus and color, switching from auto to manual controls, and using lighting creatively Shows how to get photos from the camera to the computer, then edit and manage them using different software packages Illustrated with full-color photos from the author, showing what you can achieve This fun and friendly book helps you to quickly and confidently take advantage of the many creative possibilities offered by your new Canon camera.

Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D For Dummies

Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D For Dummies
Author: Julie Adair King,Robert Correll
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN: 1118094972
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D For Dummies Book Excerpt:

The perfect guide to get you up and running with your new Canon dSLR camera The Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D is a popular dSLR camera for those moving up from point-and-shoot for the first time. This full-color guide explains all the buttons, dials, and menus, helping you understand your camera and start using all its features. Plenty of colorful photos from the author's portfolio illustrate what you can achieve. The book covers shooting in auto mode, using the onboard controls, working with Live View, and managing exposure, focus, color, and lighting. It also addresses specific shooting situations, how to get your images from the camera to the computer, and tips on editing and sharing your photos. Canon's Rebel T3/1100D is a popular starter camera for those moving from point-and-shoot to SLR; this book helps dSLR newcomers understand and use all the controls Covers using all the dials, menus, and modes; working with Live View and playback; dialing in exposure and managing lighting; and shooting in auto mode Explains how to get the best images in various situations Addresses how to get images from the camera to the computer, editing techniques, and how to print photos or post them online Full-color photos from the author's collection show what you can achieve Anyone moving up to dSLR photography with the Canon T3/1100D will gain skill and confidence from this easy-to-follow guide.

Emotional Intelligence For Dummies

Emotional Intelligence For Dummies
Author: Steven J. Stein
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-07-14
ISBN: 0470157321
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotional Intelligence For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Straightforward guide to taking control of your emotions. Being aware of and in control of your emotions is one of the keys to success in life -- both professionally and personally. Emotional Intelligence For Dummies will show you how to take control of your emotions rather than letting your emotions control you! Discover how developing your emotional intelligence can further your relationships with others, in the workplace and at home. Emotional awareness is also a critical skill for career success, and Dr. Stein provides practical exercises for developing this skill and achieving your professional and personal goals. He also provides valuable insights into how emotional intelligence can be applied to raising children and teenagers and realizing personal happiness. Full of lively anecdotes and practical advice, Emotional Intelligence For Dummies is the ideal book for anyone who wants to get smart about their feelings and reach the next level at work and at home. Manage your emotions - identify your feelings, determine what beliefs cause negative emotions, and stop self-destructive behaviors Discover the power of empathy - read other people's emotions through facial cues and body language and show them you understand their feelings Thrive at work - find a job that's right for you, overcome hassles and fears, and develop your leadership skills Build and sustain meaningful relationships - discover how to take your partner's emotional temperature and manage emotions to grow closer Raise an emotionally intelligent child - keep your cool with your child, coax shy children out of their shells, and get your child to be less aggressive and defiant

Hobby Farming For Dummies

Hobby Farming For Dummies
Author: Theresa A. Husarik
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-04
ISBN: 1118052536
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hobby Farming For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

Personal Development All in One

Personal Development All in One
Author: Rhena Branch,Gillian Burn,Brinley Platts
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN: 1119962641
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personal Development All in One Book Excerpt:

Provides information for self-improvement and self-actualization, including achieving goals, overcoming anxiety, and communicating with others.

SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies

SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies
Author: Radana Dvorak
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN: 1118376684
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies Book Excerpt:

The easy-to-use guide to SMART Board® interactive whiteboards SMART Board interactive whiteboards—which combine the functionality of a computer with the simplicity of a whiteboard—are rapidly becoming fixtures in classrooms, boardrooms, and lecture halls everywhere. While these high tech devices are transforming the ways we teach and learn, getting the most out of them can be down right intimidating. SMART Board® Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies is here to help, explaining everything users need to know to make the most of their technology. Covering topics including how to calibrate a SMART Board interactive whiteboard using a computer, navigating software options, creating interactive presentations and lesson plans, incorporating sound and animation, managing content, and using digital ink with the touch of a finger, the book is designed to get your interactive whiteboard up and running in no time. Introduces and explains SMART Board interactive whiteboards, computer-based white boards that are becoming widespread in classrooms and boardrooms around the world Covers essential topics ranging from setting up a SMART Board interactive whiteboards to managing content Provides the tools SMART Board interactive whiteboard users need to make the most of these new devices The go-to guide for anyone working with SMART Board interactive whiteboards, SMART® Board Interactive Whiteboard For Dummies is designed to make using the chalkboards of the twenty-first century a cinch.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies
Author: Deborah Halverson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN: 0470949546
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Photovoltaic Design Installation For Dummies

Photovoltaic Design   Installation For Dummies
Author: Ryan Mayfield
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN: 1119544351
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photovoltaic Design Installation For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies (9781119544357) was previously published as Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies (9780470598931). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The fun and easy way to get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation Designing and installing solar panel systems is a trend that continues to grow. With 'green collar' jobs on the rise and homeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollars and lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic design and installation is on the rise. Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies gives you a comprehensive overview of the history, physics, design, installation, and operation of home-scale solar-panel systems. You'll also get an introduction to the foundational mathematic and electrical concepts you need to understand and work with photovoltaic systems. Covers all aspects of home-scale solar-power systems Viable resource for professionals, students, and technical laymen Can be used to study for the NABCEP exam Whether you're a building professional looking to expand your business and skills to meet the growing demand for solar power installation or are seeking a career in this rapidly expanding field, Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies has you covered!