HOW TO BUILD THE PERFECT OFF-GRID HOME: Let The Sun Rain Down On Your Solar

HOW TO BUILD THE PERFECT OFF-GRID HOME: Let The Sun Rain Down On Your Solar

by ROXYANN SPANFELNER

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Overview

Determine whether it is better for you to go gridless or modify your energy grid-based system



Design a floor plan utilizing the best passive and active energy options including deep porch overhangs for cooling



Find the right contractors to oversee the project and set up a contract



Select the right building materials, appliances, and lighting to maximize energy savings



Assess the pros and cons of wind and solar energy alternative-power systems including generator options



Create and operate your own “private utility company” for power generation, waste disposal and water collection for use with fire hydrants coupled to a 3000 gallon water storage tank and booster pump system that also irrigates orchard and provides backup water storage



Set up a maintenance schedule for your system including how to equalize the batteries

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644382493
Publisher: BookLocker.com Inc
Publication date: 10/25/2018
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 930,714
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Spanfelner and husband Gary live on their off-grid cattle ranch with Greta, their Belgian Shepard, joining about a million others across America. Maybe you should too! If you're on the fence, this book will have you leaping over it into "greener pastures" -reaping the rewards of total self-sufficiency.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

1: TAKING THE LEAP

2: DESIGNING OUR HOME AND CHOOSING OUR CONTRACTOR

3: CONSTRUCTION: BEGINNING TO END

4: CHOOSING APPLIANCES AND LIGHTING

5: THE PROS AND CONS OF SOLAR AND WIND

6: SPECIFICS OF OUR ALTERNATIVE-POWER SYSTEM

7: TRAVELING ON DOWN THE ROAD: MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES 175 CONCLUSION: HOW TO MAINTAIN A SUNNY OUTLOOK OFF-GRID

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