Following the simple plans in Lights On will ensure that you are safe and secure during widespread long-term power outages.
The US electric grid is at greater risk today than ever before. From aging infrastructure, severe weather, and EPA mandated closure of coal-fired power plants to solar storms, digital sabotage, terrorism, and electromagnetic pulse attacks, future outages are almost certain. And they will likely last far longer and cover much larger areas than anything experienced in the past. When the grid is down and you run out of fuel for your generator, and all the stores are closed, then what?
Lights On: The Non-Technical Guide to Battery Power when the Grid Goes Down has the solution. Energy expert Jeffrey Yago lays out the lost history of early residential battery power and delves into just how durable and universal battery-powered devices are. Battery-powered devices can provide lighting, communications, refrigeration, safety, and entertainment when all else fails. Yago covers the multiple ways to keep your batteries recharged and ready to go.
There are many books and magazines on emergency preparedness, survival, solar power, and disaster planning, which show strong public interest in these topics. However, many offer brief introductions to each topic. Lights On provides easy-to-understand detailed information on having a plan of action for setting up a battery-powered home in advance of widespread and sustained power outages. This is the only book you need to be prepared to keep your refrigerator running, your lights on, and much more.
|Publisher:||WND Books, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Jeffrey Yago is a licensed engineering, NABCEP certified solar professional, and a certified energy professional with more than forty years professional experience working in the energy and emergency power field. He is a regular contributor to Backwoods Home Magazine and has contributed to Home Power Magazine and Mother Earth News. Yago is committed to energy independence and lives outside of Richmond, Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is written by a man who knows all about electrical engineering and solar power. This is a very informative book that gives you a great deal of guidance on how to prepare for something catastrophic that is fairly likely to happen in the next few years. That is the loss of power from the electric grid for many weeks or even months over a very large geographic area. Jeffrey Yago points out the limitations of generators and their hopeless inadequacy for long term loss of power over a huge multi-state geographic area. He provides strategies to overcome it and shows what you can do with batteries, solar panels, and appliances designed to run on direct current. This is a very informative book that will help you greatly when the worst thing imaginable happens. It's well-written and very understandable for the ordinary lay person who lacks extensive technical training.