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The Renewable Energy Home Handbook


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to renewable energy: WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MANUAL; DOWNSIDES TO RENEWABLES; BE A CLEVER CUSTOMER; UPSIDES TO RENEWABLES; PAYBACK (Feed-in Tariffs etc.) 2. INSULATION & ENERGY SAVING. Reduce need and make generation simpler and cheaper. 3. LIVING OFF-GRID - AN OVERVIEW 4. SOLAR WATER HEATING. Easily the most reliable and cost effective of all micro-generation systems. Options explained and installations followed step-by-step. 5. BIO-MASS Room heaters and central heating systems, inc. wood pellet and logs. Options explained and an installation followed step-by-step. 6. SOLAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION Installation and use of PV (photo-voltaic) panels. Options explained (inc. feed-in vs. batteries and inverters) and an installation followed step-by-step. 7. WIND TURBINES Options explained (inc. feed-in vs. batteries and inverters) and installations followed step-by-step. 8. HEAT PUMPS, AIR- & GROUND-SOURCE. Options explained and typical installations followed step-by-step. Uses in both heating and air conditioning. House heating equipment requirements - radiator types needed, etc. 9. OTHERS: DOMESTIC TECHNOLOGIES: Exercise bike generator, Fuel cells, Heat Recovery, Micro-CHP (micro combined heat and power), Micro Hydro Power, SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil) Generator. LARGE-SCALE: Anaerobic Digestion, Wave Power CH10 Safety & Tools

About the Author

Lindsay Porter has written more than 50 how-to books and well over 1000 practical articles for magazines on motoring, caravanning and other subjects. His first piece of professional writing was in 1979, for DIY (Do It Yourself) Magazine, explaining how he and wife Shan built and extended their own country cottage - the cottage they still live in today. Even then, their house was designed (by Lindsay) and built to the highest standards of insulation and sustainability.

Lindsay's first technical book was the first-ever car Restoration Manual and set the pattern for similar books, so it makes perfect symmetry that this, his latest book, is the first, complete Renewable Energy Home Manual.

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