Renewable Energies For Your Home: Real-world Solutions For Green Conversions: Real-World Solutions…

Paperback | July 13, 2009

byRussel Gehrke, Dale Wiley

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Simple and Inexpensive Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home

It's not always easy being green, and sometimes it costs more than you'd expect to get an eco-friendly home improvement project up and running. Renewable Energies for Your Home gives you sustainable home energy solutions that won't drain your wallet or the power grid.

Get details on generating heat with biomass fuels and other ways to use biodiesel and ethanol in your home. You'll discover how to harness affordable wind power and soak up free solar energy. Filled with step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations, this hands-on guide will help you reduce your carbon footprint and increase your cash flow at the same time!

Renewable Energies for Your Home covers:

  • Energy savings and environmental benefits
  • Biomass fuels, including biodiesel, ethanol, used fryer oil, and wood
  • Producing your own biodiesel without titration
  • Assembling a biolight grill and fire starter
  • Making bioburn-a firewood substitute
  • Wind turbines
  • Solar lighting, heating, water heating, and electric generation
  • Building a solar heat collector
  • Creating a wind/solar hybrid electric system

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Simple and Inexpensive Renewable Energy Solutions for Your HomeIt's not always easy being green, and sometimes it costs more than you'd expect to get an eco-friendly home improvement project up and running. Renewable Energies for Your Home gives you sustainable home energy solutions that won't drain your wallet or the power grid. Get d...

Russel Gehrke is an engineer, inventor, and consultant well known in alternative energy circles. He is a professional consultant and chief technical officer for Agrifuels, LLC and has been featured on the Discovery Channel and in several episodes of the syndicated television show Cool Fuel Road-Trips, his own pilot TV show, Eco-Outlaws...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 7.4 × 0.48 inPublished:July 13, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071622853

ISBN - 13:9780071622851

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Why do we need solutions? Problems with current fuels; How current fuels can be put to better use
2. Biodiesel
How it works; Carbon footprint; Efficiency;Strengths; Drawbacks; Where to get it; Applications; A Dabbler's Guide; Tips
3. Ethanol
How it works; Carbon footprint; Efficiency;Strengths; Drawbacks; Where to get it; Applications; A Dabbler's Guide; Tips
4. Carbon Natural Gas
How it works; Carbon footprint; Efficiency;Strengths; Drawbacks; Where to get it; Applications; A Dabbler's Guide; Tips
5. Hydrogen
How it works; Carbon footprint; Efficiency;Strengths; Drawbacks; Where to get it; Applications; A Dabbler's Guide; Tips
6. Electric/hybrid
How it works; Carbon footprint; Efficiency;Strengths; Drawbacks; Where to get it; Applications; A Dabbler's Guide; Tips
7. Waste Vegetable Oil
How it works; Carbon footprint; Efficiency;Strengths; Drawbacks; Where to get it; Applications; A Dabbler's Guide; Tips
8. BioMass
How it works; Carbon footprint; Efficiency;Strengths; Drawbacks; Where to get it; Applications; A Dabbler's Guide; Tips
9. Conclusion
We dug ourselves into a hole by choosing one solution for all our problems: fossil fuels. All of these fuels add to a solution. Biodiesel has the most potential short-term effect, but cellulosic ethanol and electric are excellent components. But we want to avoid choosing one solution and winding up back in the same place.
10. Sources