Solar Living Sourcebook: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Livingby John Schaeffer, Doug Pratt (Editor), Real Goods Trading Corporation (Joint Author), Doug Pratt (Joint Author)
In Hopland, California, two hours north of San Francisco on Highway 101, there is an oasis. Opened in June of 1996, the Real Goods Solar Living Center demonstrates through its structures and landscape the grace and excitement of a lifestyle called "Solar Living." Edible plants abound. Rows of trees and stone pillars orient visitors to the Solstice and Equinox. This is Stonehenge, California-style: the corporate headquarters for Real Goods Trading Company.
Anyone who thinks that solar energy died with the elimination of 1970s tax breaks need only come to Hopland to see a business that is alive and well. Some of the products on display, such as solar modules developed by NASA, are distinctly from the space age. Others, such as the straw bales that make up the rear wall of the building, harken back to a simpler era, when life was easier to understand.
The Solar Living Sourcebook, now in its tenth edition, is the Solar Living Center in print. Extensively updated and revised, this is the definitive reference for anyone who wants the most up-to-the-minute information on products relating to the application of appropriate technology. It contains:
-- extensive how-to information on sizing and designing renewable energy systems that allow you to harvest energy from the sun, wind, and water;
-- extensive product reviews of the hardware necessary to live an "off-the-grid, " energy-independent lifestyle;
-- inspirational articles by contributing authors who explain the rewards and pitfalls of diverse subje related to sustainable living, such as homesteading, managing energy, healthy homes, and food production.
For the person who wants tools for solar living the Solar LivingSourcebook is the most important tool of all.
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