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   How to Build a Solar Hot Water System                                                                      $35

   Energy Independent Housing                                                                                  $55

   Solar Thermal Energy                                                                                                   $55
    Calibrated Temperature Probe                                                                                $10  

    AC/DC differential_controller  with two monitors and two probes.                  $190

  MTD Solar_Collector_Kit                        USA only                                             $99

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HOWEVER E-BOOK downloads  are available for half price

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 An Inconvenient Truth—Gore’s groundbreaking, battle cry of a follow-up to the best selling Earth in the Balance—is being published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that Gore created and delivers to groups around the world. With this book, Gore, who is one of our environmental heroes—and a leading expert—brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness—and with humor, too—that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked. This riveting new book—written in an accessible, entertaining style—will open the eyes of even the most skeptical.  Buy it now!



  Building a Win-Win World   by Hazel Henderson  demonstrates how the global economy is unsustainable because of its negative effects on employees, families, communities, and the ecosystem. Henderson shows that win-win strategies can become the norm at every level when people see the true current and future costs of short-sighted, narrow economic policies. We should work alone or work together to find a more sustainable source of energy.




he Fuel Savers  by Bruce Anderson:A most practical, step-by-step guide for individuals and homeowners to one of the most important issues we face: reducing our wasteful dependence on fossil fuels. The Fuel Savers is truly solar made simple--a friendly guide to solar energy for homes with lots of pictures and good advise. Bruce Anderson's recommendations make sense for the pocketbook and for the environment. 
This book describes solar energy systems that can be constructed at moderate costs and as do-it-yourself projects. Durable and straightforward in operation, most can be built onto a wide range of existing residential/commercial buildings. The kit of ideas is an invitation to select those ideas that best suit your site, your building, your know-how, and your pocketbook.   $5 
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PASSIVE SOLAR HOUSE BASICS by Peter van Dresser, 1996  Anyone who has visited a solar adobe home on a cold winter day has felt the warmth and comfort of its natural radiant heat. PASSIVE SOLAR HOUSE BASICS lays out in plain language what an owner-builder and designer will need to know about sighting, designing, constructing, and living in a solar adobe home. Van Dresser's text and pictures provide a beginner's course in adobe construction and passive solar heat collection, including suggestions for natural heat circulation and heat storage in thermal mass. Included are sample house plans, ideas for solar hot water heaters, and plans-to-scale for solar crop dryers. The simple means he has developed for economically harnessing the energy of the sun in an energy-efficient home are easily within the grasp of the average home owner, home builder, or solar enthusiast. In 1958 solar pioneer Peter van Dresser built his first solar heated house, one of the first in the United States. First published as HOMEGROWN SUN-DWELLINGS, PASSIVE SOLAR BASICS was the outgrowth of a solar demonstration project.   $10 Buy it now !





The Evolution of an Independent Home Paperback  254 pages (August 1995) 
by Paul Jeffrey Fowler 
Reading this book is like having a good friend tell you how he did it because he hopes his experience will help you to decide to do it yourself.....More than any technical manual could, Fowler's book invites the reader to realize the ideals of building an earth friendly house while encouraging them to appreciate the many facets of what it takes to get the job done. 
Rhode Island Solar Energy Association, Summer 1995 
This book is for those who want to know how to build a passive solar house powered by a solar electric system. It is a working diary, interestingly written.....and easily understood.
It has the most up-to-date information about PV modules, controls, batteries and inverters.     $20             Buy it now !...  




The Passive Solar House Paperback (June 1997) by James Kachadorian 
This book offers a technique for building homes that heat and cool themselves in a wide range of different climates, using ordinary building materials available anywhere and with methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourselfers. A formerly patented design for author James Kachadorian's Solar Slab heat exchanger is now available for the use of anyone motivated by the desire to build a house that needs a backup furnace or air conditioner rarely if ever. This is a building book for the next century. Applicable to a diversity of regions, climates, budgets, and styles of architecture, Kachadorian's techniques translate the essentials of timeless solar design (sighting a home in harmony with nature, using windows as solar collectors, achieving year-round comfort by balancing good insulation with healthy supplies of fresh air) into practical wisdom for today's new generation of solar builders.  selected cities in the US and Canada.      $20      Buy it now!





FROM SPACE TO EARTH Hardcover 224 pages (September 1999) 
by John Perlin Price $32.00.A first-rate history, excellent writing, and great story-telling. No one could have done it better. And no one has been able to bring home to the lay reader the background of the technology that we all believe will be the best hope of the next millennium. John Perlin has made an important contribution on the eve of the 'solar century.
From Space to Earth is not merely the story of a technology. It is equally the story of people who innovated, persevered, bucked authority and risked it all to turn a mere scientific curiosity into today's booming photovoltaic business. Among the visionary mavericks featured in the book include a U.S. Army scientist who takes on the entire Navy to see that solar cells become the power supply for space; a Lieutenant Commander willing to jeopardize his Coast Guard career to polarize America's buoys and lighthouses; and a priest in the Sahara, preaching the solar gospel to save his flock from drought.  Buy it now!  





The Easy Guide to Solar Electric Hardcover - 224 pages (September 1999) 
by Adi Pieper Price $14.95
A simple and entertaining introduction to solar electric. It is an introduction to basic electrical terms, components of a solar system, practical tips with names and numbers of product manufacturers. It comes with index, glossary and charts. The book is an educational tool for those interested in the subject as well as those who plan to build their own solar home. 
I am not technically inclined and was long waiting to hear about some book that explains solar energy in simple language. I finally found it. And even though it is technically not a How To book it is in a since that once you understand the concept of solar electric you can use common sense to figure out the practical side of things. Besides this book is more important in a sense that it promotes Solar Energy. With only 50 years of oil reserve left and the rising prices on oil and gas it opens up this alternative energy to many people. The author explains well why it is so important for us and future generations to go solar. I highly recommend this book to everybody. It is an eye opener. Thank you Adi Pieper.   Buy it now!





The Solar Electric House     Paperback 288 pages (January 1994) 
by Steven J. Strong Price $17.56 
Solar electricity is the ideal source of power for an environmentally responsive home whether it's a luxury residence or a rustic vacation retreat. With the right design, the sunlight that falls on your home site will power your home. Your solar electric system can also be easily configured to provide on-site recharging of solar/electric vehicles allowing you to meet your transportation needs with renewable energy.
Steven J. Strong is President of Solar Design Associates, Inc. of Harvard, MA. He has designed more than 100 photovoltaic systems including the world's first solar electric neighborhood of 30 PV-powered homes in the Town of Gardner, MA. In the early 1970's, while serving as an engineering consultant on the Alaskan Pipeline,  he founded Solar Design Associates to specialize in environmentally responsive building design and the engineering and integration of sustainable energy Systems.    Buy it now!