We are in a power crunch and you need help. It is not going to go away. Fuel costs, population increases, or the need to reduce air pollution will all keep us in a power hungry situation. Either we cannot afford it, can no longer breathe it, or there will not be enough. The purpose of this book is to ease the problem. Better start learning now.Experience is the best teacher, but you need help before you can acquire experience on your own.Next best is to benefit from anotherA¼s experience. This book collects the relevant material from most of the authorsA¼ over 50 books. They were written for people who want to help themselves. Does that include you?This book contains over 50 years of ways we have used to conserve energy. We started early: The message of energy shortages to come wasnA¼t widely publicized, although itA¼s coming was announced and published in the 1950's.We hope that rolling blackouts are the most with which we will have to cope. In todayA¼s culture, even that is a minor disaster. Electricity is the hinge upon which our lives swing. Most of us canA¼t even tell time without electricity, or when it comes back on, how do we reset the clocks? In fact, every floating automatic device in the house will need resetting.We depend upon electricity for all the niceties of living. What about the necessities?Food Preservation and SpoilageHeatLight- both to see and for securityWater-. No hot water without electricity. City and Rural water is supplied by electric pumps.Enjoy air conditioning? A hot tub, Hot water? These are things we can live without if we must, although there are energy efficient ways to have these things. Otherwise, either the cost of having them or the need to use a minimum of electricity may make them unavailable. Solar Energy will heat your home and provide hot water. It will even heat a hot tub.We use what is in this book ALL the time.Build Your Own System, Become Independent of The Grid, Domestic Photovoltaics Solar electricity has become available to the average home owner. How do ... Chapter 5. System Details. Component Descriptions. How it all fits together. Block Diagram. Inverter. Battery Charger. Charge ... How To Test A Circuit Breaker. What It Takes. Spare Parts. Major Components. Maintenance. Solar Array. Wiring.
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