The Homeowner's Energy Handbook
Your Guide to Getting Off the GridBook - 2013
Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matters into your own hands. Explaining the fundamentals of solar, wind, water, and biofuel energy production, Scheckel shows you how to build and maintain a wide variety of energy-saving and energy-producing equipment, ranging from thermosiphon solar hot water collectors to bicycle-powered generators. Use less energy, save money, and help preserve the environment.
Baker & Taylor
Provides a comprehensive discussion of renewable energy sources along with "green guides" for building your own energy-saving—and energy-producing—equipment. Original.
In this handbook on preparing for, utilizing and conserving renewable energy sources, Scheckel (Home Energy Diet) explains why and how to become self-empowered by producing such energy alternatives as homemade biogas, a bicycle-powered battery charger, and solar-powered hot water and electricity. The guide includes lessons from personal experience, diagrams, Web resources, and a metric conversion chart. The author, who leads energy efficiency workshops, lives in Vermont in an off-grid home. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Discusses renewable energy resources and provides instructions for creating energy-saving and energy-producing equipment.