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Solar House: A Guide for the Solar Designer

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Terry Galloway, «Solar House: A Guide for the Solar Designer»
Architectural Press | ISBN 0750658312 | 2004-04-19 | PDF | 4.8 Mb | 240 pages



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Solar House: A Guide for the Solar Designer
By: Terry Galloway
ISBN: 0750658312
Publisher: Architectural Press - 2004-04-19
Paperback | 240 Pages | List Price: $49.95 (USD) | Sales Rank: 181752
Product Dimensions: 9.74 x 7.44 x 0.52 inches

Covering the full life span of the project, from siting issues through specific design features to maintenance of the property and equipment, this is a comprehensive guide to designing, planning and building a solar house.

The author uses his experience of living in a solar house to inform the reader of the technology and practices needed for the design, operation and maintenance of the solar home. Each of the technologies of the house, such as space heating and cooling, domestic hot water and electric power technologies, are critiqued from the point of view of the owner/resident, with the author using his thirty years experience of living in a solar home. This provides home owners who are thinking of going solar with first hand evidence of best practice, and provides the architect and designer with the knowledge of how to best satisfy their clients needs.

* Provides essential information for the solar designer and contractor
* Gives an insight into the authors experience of living in a solar house to advise on best practice
* Informs about the latest technology and methods for maintenance of the solar home


Given how long such systems have been around, the average American consumer nevertheless knows little about solar power. That is changing, as growing ecological consciousness and the rising cost of power combine with ever-more-efficient solar powered systems to make a solar power revolution feasible for the first time. The United States has a seemingly insatiable appetite for energy; in fact, if California were a separate nation, its energy consumption alone would place it fourth in the world. In answer to this ever-increasing demand for energy the U.S. government has invested $1.7 billion to the research and development of solar power. This investment played a large role in the solar powered industry becoming a $2.5 billion industry growing in excess of 20% per year. Covering the full life span of the project, from siting issues through specific design features to maintenance of the property and equipment, this book is a comprehensive guide to design.