Homeowner's Energy Handbook: Reduce Your Reliance on Fossil Fuels
- 01 Apr 2013
- Storey Publishing
- 288 pages - 276 x 216mm
Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical solutions for adapting solar, wind, wood gasification, biogas, and micro hydro power systems for home use. Step-by-step instructions show you how to build a wood gasifier, a solar heat collector, a bicycle-powered generator, and other energy-saving equipment; make your own transportation fuels, including ethanol, wood gas methanol, and biodiesel; convert kitchen compost into renewable natural gas; and more. Whether you want to live completely off the grid or just save some money on your fuel bills, this guide has the knowledge and skills you need.
Filled with projects, tips, and information, this book gets readers off the grid or less reliant on it. Includes instructions on how to make a wood gasifier, a solar shower, a satellite-dish solar heat collector, a bicycle generator, a composting toilet, fuel cells, biodiesel, ethanol and more.