This Book Brings Living Off the Grid Down to Earth for Your Survival

In the early 1990’s, when I spoke with a university professor about hydroponics greenhouse operations, the conversation drifted toward renewable energy. When I asked what he thought could be done to encourage greater use of renewable energy sources, he said, “Don’t vote Republican.”

Regardless of which political party is in office, the trend today is toward a greater interest in things like solar and wind energy for homes and businesses.

Motivations vary, too. Some are concerned about the environment and climate change, while others want to break away from dependence on oil, particularly from foreign countries. Of course, higher prices for oil in the past few years has fostered new interest in alternative energy sources as well.

You no doubt know already that getting off the grid is an important topic for many who are into prepping and survival. If you’re interested in exploring renewable energy and its possible applications for you, get The Renewable Energy Handbook.

Oil prices have been riding a roller coaster for the past few years, prompting a greater interest in renewable energy sources. This book focuses on off-grid, sustainable living and rural energy independence.

Author/engineer William H. Kemp is a leading expert in small- and mid-scale renewable energy technologies. He designed and built his own off-grid home. The result is a house with the standard “middle-class” creature comforts while using less than five times the total fossil-fuel energy of the average North American house.

The Renewable Energy Handbook has chapters on energy conservation; heating and cooling; backup power; domestic water heating; wireless communications; photovoltaic, wind, and microhydro energy generation; battery selection; and inverters.

It was released in 2003, updated in 2009, and has been a top selling technology book, recognized as a top work in its field. It contains hundreds of illustrations, line drawings, photographs, and appendices.

Get your copy of The Renewable Energy Handbook by first clicking on its title where you see it in this post. Place your order on the page that appears.

Now and then TV ads pop up promoting renewable energy, but they’re sponsored by the big oil companies. That seems to indicate alternative energy is being taken more seriously as more of a mainstream part of our lives.

Thanks to The Renewable Energy Handbook, you can take a closer look into renewable energy possibilities for yourself.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.