Solar Living Source Book

Author: John Schaeffer
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: PSU:000033992730
Size: 14.18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now in its ninth edition, the Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook is considered "the bible of independent living and renewable energy". It includes products ranging from simple energy-saving devices like compact fluorescent lights to home-scale energy-harvesting systems that utilize the sun, wind, and water to make electricity for people living "off-the-grid". The Sourcebook is much more than just a product guide. In these pages you'll find lively, up-to-the-minute articles on all aspects of appropriate technology, written by experts who are able to draw upon decades of actual experience living off-the-grid. You'll also find plenty of inspiration, as well as practical ideas, in this book's stories of people who have found ways to live more sanely and independently on the earth. Whether you're a layperson or professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and newest products at your fingertips, giving you all the information you need to make sustainable living a reality.

Living Off The Grid

Author: David Black
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781602393165
Size: 15.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This clever how-to handbook is the first step to living off the grid.

Solar Gardening

Author: Leandre Poisson
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603581233
Size: 15.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Solar Gardening shows how to increase efforts of the sun during the coldest months of the year and how to protect tender plants from the intensity of the scorching sun during the hottest months through the use of solar "mini-greenhouses." The book includes instructions for building a variety of solar appliances plus descriptions of more than 90 different crops, with charts showing when to plant and harvest each. The result is a year-round harvest even from a small garden. In Solar Gardening the Poissons show you how to: Dramatically increase the annual square-foot yield of your garden. Extend the growing and harvest season for nearly every kind of vegetable. Select crops that will thrive in the coldest and hottest months of the year, without artificial heating or cooling systems. Build solar appliances for your own garden. Armed with nothing but this book and a few simple tools, even novice gardeners can quickly learn to extend their growing season and increase their yields, without increasing the size of their garden plot.

Powering Our Future

Author: Kimberly K. Smith
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595339297
Size: 16.24 MB
Format: PDF
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With nearly all of the world's energy consumption dependent on non-renewable resources,Powering Our Future challenges consumers to support changes that will create sustainable energy in the future. The four biggest energy sources-oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium-currently power our earth. What would happen to global societies if we experienced severe shortages of one or more of these resources? Such a glimpse into the future may become reality sooner than we think. Oil production is soon expected to begin a rapid descent, with natural gas in close pursuit. Powering Our Future is an educational tool that opens the door to a future fueled by sustainable, renewable energy. Consumers will learn: How our world has become dependent on four nonrenewable resources. How each resource impacts us politically, economically, and environmentally. How renewable resources such as hydrogen, wind power, solar energy, biofuels, and more are waiting in the wings. How the transition to a sustainable future will take place, offering economically stable and environmentally safe choices. Powering Our Future is a solution-oriented guide that will empower you to make more informed choices as a voter, a contributor to a global economy, and a citizen of the earth.