Alt energy books

By Abenomics on Sun, Jun 22, 2014 - 10:26am

Can anyone recommend some good beginner solar, wind , hydro books for small scale DIY systems for cabins or home emergency back up etc.  thanks.

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solar energy book

One really great read on solar energy is an older book called "direct use of the suns energy" by Farrington Daniels. This book is about 15 years old but is still valuable in that it traces the history of solar energy collection from antiquity. Apparently the ancients used mirrors to set ships on file at a distance. The copy I had was a paperback.


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Re kd6iwd

Setting ships on fire with mirrors is just a myth. It was tested in detail by Mythbusters TV-show and there is simply no way to practically get it to work.

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