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The Off-Grid Energy Handbook

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: A Bridgewater and G Bridgewater

192 pages, 150 b/w illus

New Holland Publishers

Hardback | May 2008 | #171986 | ISBN-13: 9781847731586
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About this book

As consumers' awareness of their own carbon footprint continues to grow, more and more people seek out ways to ensure that they are as eco-friendly as possible. This invaluable guide is a must for anyone who wishes to control their consumption of fossil fuels and learn about different possible sources of energy that could be adopted in the home.

Firstly off-grid energy itself is explained in detail, and then seven different chapters take on the various different options available (solar, wind, wood, bio, water, geothermal and gaseous). In each chapter, the basics are covered before exploring what each form of energy could be used to power, along with guidelines for adopting it in different homes with different scenarios. Furthermore, essential advice and information on the conservation and preservation of energy is also supplied - as well as information about supplying your energy back to the grid - making this a truly comprehensive guide to off-grid energy.

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Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of highly successful gardening and DIY books on a range of subjects, including self-sufficiency, garden design, ponds and patios, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, and household woodworking. They have also contributed to several international magazines. Alan and Gill live in Rye, East Sussex.

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