Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living-Revised and Updated

Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717842

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 1856

The essential guide to energy independence – fully revised and updated

Real Goods Solar Living Source Book

Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer,Alan Berolzheimer,Bill Giebler

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: 9780916571061

Category: House & Home

Page: 634

View: 5116

Covers power, conservation, and gear

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer,Doug Pratt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 562

View: 3909

Covers power, conservation, and gear.

Gaiam Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer,Doug Pratt

Publisher: Gaiam Energy Tech, Inc

ISBN: 9780916571054

Category: Design

Page: 564

View: 3910

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 book is 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. 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 systems; Water heating; Water and air purification; Composting toilets and Graywater systems; Off-the-grid living and homesteading tools; Mobility plus over 150 pages of maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code, solar sizing worksheets and much more.

Real Goods Solar Living Source Book

Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer,Alan Berolzheimer,Bill Giebler

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: 9780916571061

Category: House & Home

Page: 634

View: 1758

Covers power, conservation, and gear

Gaiam Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer,Doug Pratt

Publisher: Real Goods

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 590

View: 7422

Covers power, conservation, and gear

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1933392452

Category: Reference

Page: 493

View: 3658

"Matthew Stein's comprehensive guide to sustainable living skills gives you the tools you need to fend for yourself and your family in times of emergency or disaster. It also goes a step further, giving sound instructions on how to become self-reliant in seemingly stable times and for the long term by adopting a sustainable lifestyle"--Cover, p. 4.

Power from the Sun

A Practical Guide to Solar ElectricityÐRevised 2nd Edition

Author: Dan Chiras

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926241

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 5084

Written for the layman, Power from the Sun is the fully revised and updated guide for individuals and businesses interested in generating their own solar electricity. Practical and accessible, it provides a basic understanding of electricity, wiring, and solar energy, and guides the reader through site assessment and determining the type of system needed, providing a solid understanding of grid-tied

Wind Power

Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business

Author: Paul Gipe

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1931498148

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 5488

Wind energy today is a booming worldwide industry. The technology has truly come of age, with better, more reliable machinery and a greater understanding of how and where wind power makes sense -- from the independent homestead to a grid-connected utility-wide perspective. Heightened concerns about our environment mean that this resurgence of interest in wind -- a natural and widespread power source -- is here to stay. Wind Power is the completely revised and expanded edition of Paul Gipes definitive 1993 book, Wind Power for Home and Business. In addition to expanded sections on gauging wind resources and siting wind turbines, this edition includes new examples and case studies of successful wind systems, international sources for new and used equipment, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations.

Solar Gardening

Growing Vegetables Year-Round the American Intensive Way

Author: Leandre Poisson,Gretchen Vogel Poisson

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581235

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 5675

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.

The New Solar Home

Author: Dave Bonta,Stephen Snyder

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423603907

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 5331

A full-color collection with 150 photos highlights homes that not only use renewable energy but also are the result of recycling and repurposing materials used in construction and reducing the impact on the surrounding environment through sensitive building methods. Original.

Living Homes

Stone Masonry, Log, and Strawbale Construction, Building Your High-efficiency Dream Home on a Shoestring Budget

Author: Thomas J. Elpel

Publisher: HOPS Press

ISBN: 1892784327

Category: Architecture

Page: 245

View: 3937

The house of your Dreams does not have to be expensive. The key is all in the planning. How much a house costs, how it looks, how comfortable it is, how energy-efficient it is--all these things occur on paper before you pick up even one tool. A little extra time in the planning process can save you tens of thousands of dollars in construction and maintenance. That is time well spent! Living Homes takes you through the planning process to design an energy and resource efficient home that won't break the bank. Then, from the footings on up to the roof, author Thomas J. Elpel guides you through the nuts and bolts of construction for slipform stone masonry, tilt-up stone walls, log home construction, building with strawbales, making your own terra tile floors, windows and doors, solar water systems, masonry heaters, framing, plumbing, greywater, septic systems, swamp filters, concrete-fly ash countertops, painting and more. Living Homes was completely re-organized and revised for the new sixth edition, based on five additional years of building experience with low-cost, high efficiency construction methods. Get the latest ideas on how to build a high-performance house that will stand the test of time! The sixth edition includes fifteen pages of new material covering the latest stone masonry tips, plus revised and expanded tips and techniques throughout the book.

The RVer's Bible (Revised and Updated)

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Your RV

Author: Kim Baker,Sunny Baker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416552925

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

View: 3854

The Rver's Bible is the ultimate guide to living and traveling in a recreational vehicle. From purchasing, maintaining, and driving the rig to navigating the emotional pitfalls of life on the road, this handbook covers all the bases. Now revised and updated, the RVer's Bible keeps you up-to-date with all the new technologies and systems of the 21st century RV.

Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion

Author: Alexis De Vos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527408412

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 205

View: 2337

The physical framework used to describe the various conversions is endoreversible thermodynamics, a subset of irreversible thermodynamics. Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion provides an excellent generalized introduction into principles of solar energy conversion for everybody knowing some basics of university mathematics. Described are situations which are not in equilibrium and in which entropy is continuously created, but which are nevertheless stationary. In dealing with endoreversible thermodynamics, the given information in this book enables the reader to calculate the explicit values for a broad class of processes. It is demonstrated that solar energy conversion is a process particularly suited to being described in this way. "De Vos is a wonderful storyteller" —Prof. Dr. B. Andresen

Wind bewegt

Kleine Windräder bauen

Author: Günther Hacker

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844275525

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: N.A

View: 7662

Kleine Windräder zur Stromgewinnung sind seit Jahren die Leidenschaft von Günther Hacker, einem ehemaligen Realschullehrer, der seinen sicheren Job zugunsten der Solar- und Windradentwicklung aufgegeben hat. Beim Bau kleiner Windräder musste er feststellen, dass viele Bauanleitungen und die Materialbeschaffung oftmals schwierig sind. Deshalb kam die Idee zu diesem Buch, das neben einem theoretischen Teil über die Windenergie, die Geschichte der Windräder und die Windradtypen einen ausführlichen Praxisteil enthält. Die Co-Autorin dieses Buches, Gabriele Jerke, ebenfalls Lehrerin, hat mit vielen Ideen die Theorie in kleine nachbaubare Windräder mit und ohne Stromerzeugung umgesetzt. Das Material ist im Haushalt oder in der Schule vorhanden oder kann leicht beschafft werden.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 437

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

The story of stuff

wie wir unsere Erde zumüllen

Author: Annie Leonard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548373935

Category:

Page: 399

View: 5870