The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower (Mother Earth News Wiser Living)
D. Chiras 2006 New Society Publishers Gabriola Island
This guide begins by outlining the probable impacts of fossil fuel shortages and basic facts about energy. It then discusses energy conservation and ways to decrease energy bills and prepare for renewable energy options. It focuses on specific strategies needed to replace specific fuels and the practicality of energy options available to homeowners. The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy gives readers sufficient knowledge to hire and communicate effectively with contractors and, for those wanting do installations themselves, it recommends more detailed manuals; it also provides illustrations and further resources.