Revolutionary changes are taking place in the way we produce and consume power for our homes, transportation, and the technology that we use every day. This book explores the ongoing changes in the world of power and energy, and takes a careful look at the choices we can make. Home solar or utility power? Oil/gas heat or electric heat pump? Gas car or hybrid/EV?
Energy Choices for the Radio Amateur details the author's experiences with new sources of energy. It is intended to help other radio amateurs and DIY hobbyists prepare for the inevitable major energy decisions they will face — choices that can contribute to cleaner energy and save money in the long run. The concepts presented in this book not only satisfy everyday power requirements, but also can help prepare for emergency and backup power at home and in the field.
The New World of Everyday Power (DC)
The Solar Power Revolution
Choosing Your Home Solar System
Solar DIY at Home and in the Field
New Energy Sources of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)