Solar Living Source Book

Solar Living Source Book

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Now in its ninth edition, the Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook is considered qthe bible of independent living and renewable energyq. It includes products ranging from simple energy-saving devices like compact fluorescent lights to home-scale energy-harvesting systems that utilize the sun, wind, and water to make electricity for people living qoff-the-gridq. The Sourcebook is much more than just a product guide. In these pages you'll find lively, up-to-the-minute articles on all aspects of appropriate technology, written by experts who are able to draw upon decades of actual experience living off-the-grid. You'll also find plenty of inspiration, as well as practical ideas, in this book's stories of people who have found ways to live more sanely and independently on the earth. Whether you're a layperson or professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and newest products at your fingertips, giving you all the information you need to make sustainable living a reality.Solar panel installations are like building block constructions that can always be added to and enhanced in the future. ... The wiring kit contains 25 feet of wire to run from the PV module to the Power Control Center, 10 feet of wire for each light, plus 1 5 feet of spare system wire. ... a Smartcharger 20- amp controller with graphic metering fused safety disconnect, fuse panel, 1 2-volt outlet, 1 5-watt fluorescent lamp, and all ... A pair of common electric golf-cart batteries are recommended.

Title:Solar Living Source Book
Author:John Schaeffer, Doug Pratt
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing Company - 1996-07


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