Solar Living Sourcebook - 30th Anniversary Edition
Originally published in 1982, with over a dozen editions and more than a half million copies in print, our Solar Living Sourcebook is the most important book you can have if you plan to live a truly independent life.
Far beyond simply making and storing your own power, we explain how to provide all your need self sufficiently; Air, water, food, and power, with straight talking explanations and easy to follow instructions for planning, installing and maintaining your own homestead. Fully indexed, with thousands of pictures and diagrams, the Solar Living Sourcebook has been described by many as a "Desert Island Book" - a must-have if you're going to be stranded on a deserted island.
Solar Living Sourcebook - 30th Anniversary Edition Chapters
- Land and Shelter
- Sunshine to Electricity
- From Panel to Plug
- Emergency Preparedness
- Energy Conservation
- Water Development
- Water heating
- Water and Air Purification
- Composting Toilets
- Grey Water Systems
- Off Grid Living, Farming and Homesteading
- Sustainable Transportation
- The Real Goods Sustainable Living Library
- Natural Burial
Solar Living Sourcebook Testimonials
"...the best single source I've ever found on the technologies, philosophies, and the lifestyle changes we must embrace in order for our species to survive and thrive into the future."
WOODY HARRELSON, environmentalist, actor
"...an owner's manual for regenerating our earth, skies and water ... a masterwork on re-inhabitation ... the best manual you could possibly want."
PAUL HAWKEN, Project Drawdown, and author, Blessed Unrest
"...I have always recommended the Solar Living Sourcebook as the #1 source, indeed the Bible, for all things solar and sustainable. Bravo to the 14th edition, it's the best one yet!"
ED BEGLEY Jr., Actor, environmental activist
"...If you're interested in understanding alternative energy sources and sustainable lifestyles, Real Goods offers the most comprehensive, enlightening & entertaining resource in the world ... an indispensable resource on the bookshelf of anyone seriously interested in helping save our habitat."
BRYAN WELCH, publisher, Mother Earth News, and author, Beautiful and Abundant
"...This masterful compendium pulls it all together and gives everyone what we need to get off the grid and democratize clean energy."
KENNY AUSUBEL, CEO and founder, Bioneers
"...This book is our blueprint for both the present and future, if our species is to survive into the 22nd century."
THOM HARTMANN, NY Times bestselling author and talk show host
"...Here in one book is everything you need... a treasure trove you'll find yourself returning to time and again."
RICHARD HEINBERG, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, and author, The End of Growth
"...John is a sustainability and solar industry pioneer... his visionary actions and ideas [are] good news for our environment, economy and national security."
NAT KREAMER, chairman, Solar Energy Industries Association, White House Champion of Change, and CEO, Clean Power Finance
"...Buy this book. It can change your life for the better. And the world, too."
DENIS HAYES, President, Bullitt Foundation.
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Returns & Replacements
Regularly stocked, non-special-ordered, and non-custom-built items can be returned for a refund within 30 days of receipt if unused and in original packaging. Returns of solar panels, inverters or other large ticket items will incur a re-stocking fee of up to 30%. Freight shipping is non-refundable.
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