The Renewable Energy Handbook: A Guide to Rural Energy Independence|
by William H. Kemp (Author)
As oil prices continue to rise, many people are starting to think about how to
unhook from the electricity grid. The Renewable Energy Handbook focuses
completely on off-grid, sustainable living and rural energy independence.
Author/engineer William Kemp, who is a leading expert in small and mid-scale
renewable energy technologies, designed and built his own off-grid home. The
result is a house that has all the standard "middle class" creature comforts
while using less than five times the total fossil-fuel energy of the average
North American house.
The Renewable Energy Handbook focuses on the unique requirements of off-grid
living and contains chapters on energy conservation, heating and cooling, backup
power, domestic water heating, wireless communications, photovoltaic, wind and
microhydro energy generation, battery selection, and inverters.
Since its release in 2003, The Renewable Energy Handbook has been a top-selling
technology book and is recognized as the best book in its field.
The book is augmented with hundreds of illustrations, line drawings, photographs
About the Author
William Kemp is VP Engineering of Powerbase Automation Systems Inc. and a
consulting electronics/software designer who develops control systems for low
environmental impact hydroelectric utilities worldwide. He is also an author,
sustainable living and clean energy advocate working in renewable energy
heating, energy efficiency, photovoltaic, micro-hydro and wind electric systems.
Paperback: 592 pages
Publisher: Aztext Press (April 1, 2006)