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The Renewable Energy Handbook: The Updated Comprehensive Guide To Renewable Energy And Independent Living

Is your dream home or cottage building lot just a little too far from the electrical utility poles? Perhaps you wish to join others who are selling clean, renewable electricity to the power company, and helping to save the environment and make money at the same time? Whether you are just curious or an industry expert, this handbook will show you how to stretch your energy dollars (doing much more with less), while powering your home with renewable energy from numerous sources. The 496 page, 8.5 x 11 inch format handbook contains hundreds of illustrations, plans and photographs detailing the correct and cost-effective methods of harnessing the twin technologies of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Renewable Energy Handbook, is designed for beginner and expert alike. Each section begins with an introduction and brief overview of the technical matter and leads the reader to the correct and safe installation and operation of the subject technology. Whether you want to save money on your electrical bill, learn how to generate and sell power or, live completely independently off the electrical power grid, this book for you.

Paperback: 512 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3 edition (November 1, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1505383617

ISBN-13: 978-1505383614

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Pretty good overview of a variety of renewable energy systems. Certainly enough to get you started and then you can delve in more deeply on specific systems you are interested through other resources (but it will give a good foundation so you really understand what will and won't work for you). The only negative is that I could do without the author's very obvious political slant... had I wanted to read about that over and over (throughout the book), I would have chosen some other material.

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