Dan Chiras

Dan Chiras

Dan Chiras, Ph.D.is the author of numerous books on renewable energy, including The Solar House and The Homeowners Guide to Renewable Energy. He has taught workshops on solar electricity through various organizations including the Evergreen Institute, the American Solar Energy Society, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association, and the University of Colorado. Over the past 40 years Chiras has published articles on natural building, green building, solar electricity, passive solar design, self-sufficiency, and sustainability in publications such as Solar Today, Home Power, and Mother Earth News. He has installed solar electric and wind systems in Missouri, and has lived on solar electricity since 1996. He lives in Gerald, MO.

Author's Titles

Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Solar Electricity Basics - Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Powering Your Home or Office with Solar Energy

Climate change and limits to fossil fuels compel us to find safer, more economical, and more sustainable ways to meet our needs for electricity. And, …

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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 (EPUB)

The Scoop on Poop (EPUB)

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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The Scoop on Poop (PDF)

The Scoop on Poop (PDF)

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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