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Off the Grid: Modern Homes and Alternative Energy.

Lori Ryker

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 160

  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith

  • Date Published: Mar 2006

  • Stock Code: 55180

  • ISBN: 9781586855161

  • Binding: Hardback

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Off the Grid confronts the ecological and cultural problems associated with the way we get and use energy, and explains how it is possible to live in a beautifully designed home using much less no matter where your home is located.

Technologies that can be used to live off the grid (geothermal energy use, wind turbines, photovoltaic arrays, micro hydropower, rainwater collection and reclamation, and more) are explained as author Lori Ryker shows how to choose and incorporate these sources according to geography and climate. Examples cover homebuilds that are off the grid in New York, Ontario, Stuttgart, New South Wales and many more.

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