Living off the Grid - The Practical Guide to Sustainable Energy
|Author:||Gill Bridgewater; Alan Bridgewater|
Cut your energy bills, stop relying on fossil fuels, and reduce your carbon footprint. Living Off the Grid is the essential guide to making sustainable energy work for your home, with practical options that fit your house, lifestyle, and budget. Packed with straightforward explanations and clear color photographs, it provides valuable tips on sourcing, conserving, and storing energy. Alan and Gill Bridgewater offer expert advice on what will work for specific types of homes, with up-to-date information on the latest technology, codes, and standards. Seven types of off-grid energy are explored--including solar, wind, wood fuel, geothermal, water, gas, and bioenergy--and potential off-grid solutions are suggested for a variety of scenarios. Whether your dwelling is large or small, urban or rural, you'll find viable off-grid energy alternatives here to consider.