Solar Living Source Book: Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Description

Concerns over dwindling resources and environmental degradation are driving many to seek alternatives to our wasteful, polluting lifestyle. Clean technologies such as solar power, wind power, and biodiesel fuel are soaring in popularity.

Real Goods Solar Living Source Book—Special 30th Anniversary Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, green building, homesteading, off-the-grid living, and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. This fully updated edition includes brand-new sections on Peak Oil, climate change, relocalization, natural burial, biodynamics, and permaculture. It also boasts the latest product listings and completely rewritten and expanded chapters on:

Land and shelter
Natural building
Passive solar
Biofuels
Sustainable transportation
Grid-tied photovoltaics
Solar hot water systems
Plus, over 150 pages of maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, solar sizing worksheets, and much more
Whether you’re a layperson or a professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the new sourcebook puts the latest research and products at your fingertips—all the information you need to make sustainable living a reality.



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