The Homeowner's Energy Handbook

The Homeowner's Energy Handbook

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Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, use renewable energy, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matters into your own hands. Understand the fundamentals of solar, wind, water, and biofuel energy production as you make your home ready for renewables. Each chapter of Homeowner's Energy Handbook provides a comprehensive discussion of renewable energy sources along with qgreen guidesq for building your own energy-saving -- and energy-producing -- equipment. Step-by-step instructions show you how to build a bicycle-powered generator, a biodiesel processor, a thermosiphon solar hot-water collector, a biogas generator, a smokeless wood-gas camp stove, and more. Whether you want to button up your house to be more energy-efficient, find deep energy savings, or take your home entirely off the grid, this guide has the knowledge and skills you need to reduce your use, then produce!IN MANY MICRO-HYDRO systems, the power generator is a specially designed alternator. Older-style alternators require brushes that need periodic replacement , while newer alternator designs use more efficient brushless, permanentmagnet anbsp;...

Title:The Homeowner's Energy Handbook
Author:Paul Scheckel
Publisher:Storey Publishing - 2013-04-29


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