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Do you want to harvest sunlight, wind or falling water to power your home? Or sell that renewable energy back to your utility company? Are you looking to build your dream eco-home? Or to convert to biodiesel and minimize your fossil fuel use?
This fully updated classic of sustainable living technology tells how and gives you access to the world's most extensive selection of hardware to make it all happen. The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook-12th Editionis the ultimate resource on renewable energy, sustainable living, alternative construction, green building, homesteading, off-the-grid living and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of personal experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. In print and regularly updated since 1982, the Sourcebookhas sold over 600,000 copies in 44 countries. This 12th edition includes brand-new sections on solar utility intertie, alternative sources of fuel (including biodiesel and hydrogen fuel cells) and hybrid vehicles, and completely rewritten sections on land and shelter, emergency preparedness and energy conservation, as well as in-depth sections on:
Sunshine to electricity
From panel to plug
Water and air purification
Composting toilets and graywater systems
Off-the-grid living and homesteading tools
Plus over 150 pages of maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code, solar sizing worksheets and much more.
Whether you're a layperson or a professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebookputs the latest research and newest products at your fingertips-all the information you need to make sustainable living a reality.
John Schaefferis the president and founder of Real Goods-the oldest and largest catalog company devoted to the sale and service of renewable energy products. The recipient of numerous awards, Real Goods hosts an annual SolFest at its Solar Living Center headquarters in Hopland, California.
Written by experts, this fully updated classic of sustainable living technology is the ultimate resource on renewable energy, alternative construction, green building, homesteading, off-the-grid living, and alternative transportation. of maps, wiring diagrams, & charts. 1,200 illustrations & photos.
About the Author
John Schaeffer is the President and founder of Real Goods the oldest and largest catalog company devoted to the sale and service of renewable energy products and a pioneer in the environmental, healthy living and sustainability markets. The recipient of numerous awards, Real Goods hosts an annual SolFest at its Solar Living Center headquarters in Hopland, California.