Friday, 3 May 2013

The Renewable Energy Handbook: A Guide to Rural Energy Independence, Off-Grid and Sustainable Living [Paperback]

The Renewable Energy Handbook focuses completely on off-grid, sustainable living and rural energy independence. Author/engineer William H. Kemp, who is a leading expert in small- and mid-scale renewable energy technologies, designed and built his own off-grid home. The result is a house that has all the standard “middle-class” creature comforts while using less than five times the total fossil-fuel energy of the average North American house. The Renewable Energy Handbook focuses on the unique requirements of off-grid living and contains chapters on energy conservation; heating and cooling; backup power; domestic water heating; wireless communications; photovoltaic, wind, and microhydro energy generation; battery selection; and inverters. Since its release in 2003, The Renewable Energy Handbook has been a top-selling technology book and is recognized as the best book in its field. The book is augmented with hundreds of illustrations, line drawings, photographs, and appendices.   Available at

1 comment:

  1. Renewable energy is must have nowadays. Since everything is going up even the electricity, fuels etc. A friend of mine is planning to install grids in her condo unit at the lakefront residences and I told her that sure why not. It's not a bad thing to try for an alternative.