Renewable Energies for Your Home: Real-World Solutions for Green Conversions (Tab Green Guru Guides)
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
Solar lighting, heating, water heating, and electric generation
Building a solar heat collector
Creating a wind/solar hybrid electric system
About the Author
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, as well as the History Channel's Modern Marvels. Russel has built hot rods for Willie Nelson and custom motorcycles for John Paul DeJoria, Meryl Haggard, and others. He is the inventor of "The Ethanol Reformer," a patent-pending technology that processes ethanol in stationary engines in a much more efficient way.