Dan Chiras

Dan Chiras

Dan Chiras is founder and director of The Evergreen Institute's Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building. He speaks extensively on renewable energy, green building, and sustainable building. He is also the author of over 30 books, including The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Sun. He lives and farms in Gerard, MO.

Author's Titles

Power from the Wind - 2nd Edition

Power from the Wind - 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Small Scale Energy Production

Skyrocketing energy costs and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources are making homeowners and businesses look at different …

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Power from the Sun - 2nd Edition

Power from the Sun - 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity

Written for the layman, this is the fully revised and updated guide for individuals and businesses interested in generating their own electricity …

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The Scoop on Poop

The Scoop on Poop

Safely capturing and recycling the nutrients in greywater, humanure and urine

Flush it and forget it is the plumbing mantra of the industrialized world. Most people just want sewage to go away, preferably without having to see, …

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Solar Home Heating Basics  (EPUB)

Solar Home Heating Basics (EPUB)

A Green Energy Guide

As fossil fuel supplies dwindle, home heating will be one of the major challenges in temperate and cold climates. The reserves of natural gas used to …

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Solar Home Heating Basics  (PDF)

Solar Home Heating Basics (PDF)

A Green Energy Guide

As fossil fuel supplies dwindle, home heating will be one of the major challenges in temperate and cold climates. The reserves of natural gas used to …

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The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy - Revised & Updated Edition

The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy - Revised & Updated Edition

Achieving Energy Independence through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower

Energy bills have skyrocketed in North America, and traditional energy sources can be as damaging to the environment as they are to your pocketbook. …

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Green Transportation Basics (EPUB)

Green Transportation Basics (EPUB)

A Green Energy Guide

Our automobile culture is devastating for the environment, but private passenger vehicles are unlikely to disappear from our roads anytime soon. …

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Green Transportation Basics (PDF)

Green Transportation Basics (PDF)

A Green Energy Guide

Our automobile culture is devastating for the environment, but private passenger vehicles are unlikely to disappear from our roads anytime soon. …

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