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The Renewable Energy Handbook: The Updated Comprehensive Guide to Renewable Energy and Independent Living (Paperback)
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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.
About the Author
William (Bill) Kemp, is V.P. Engineering for an energy sector corporation, where he leads the development of hydroelectric power systems. Bill is a leading expert in small and mid-scale renewable energy technologies. He is the author of the best selling books The Renewable Energy Handbook and Biodiesel: Basics and Beyond. Mr. Kemp is a co-author of the David Suzuki Foundation report Smart Generation; Powering Ontario with Renewable Energy. In addition he is the chairman of electrical safety standards committees with the Canadian Standards Association. He and his wife Lorraine, live a low-carbon lifestyle, off the electrical grid, producing the power for their hobby/horse farm, from renewable resources.