Power With Nature

Take a big step toward self-reliance by harnessing free energy from the sun, wind, water, and earth to power and heat your home. Power with Nature will get you started on the right path, whether you are connected to the grid or far from the nearest power pole.


"Should be mandatory reading for all environmentally conscious folk. This book is immensely useful and readable, and enjoyable. Whoever says conservation and science are stuffy subjects needs to have this book to reverse their view."
— amazon.com reviewer

"Plenty of energy guides for homeowners advocate getting off the grid; but few do such a good job of explaining just how to go about it. Power With Nature is essential for rural homeowners. An outstanding, highly recommended guide."
California Bookwatch



For Off-Grid & Grid-Tied Homes:

  • Smart Ways to Conserve Energy
  • Solar Systems: Passive & Active (Photovoltaics)
  • Wind Turbines
  • Microhydro Systems
  • System Sizing, Pricing & Tax Credits
  • Backup Generators
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Solar Thermal Collectors
  • Biomass (Wood) Heating
  • Finding & Storing Water
  • Going on Vacation
  • Extensive Appendix (worksheets, maps, resources & more)

Author Rex Ewing

RexEwingheadshot72dpiFrom his solar- and wind-powered studio in the Colorado Rockies, Rex A. Ewing has penned a number of best-selling books on renewable energy, including Power With Nature; HYDROGEN - Hot Stuff, Cool Science; and Got Sun? Go Solar. For aspiring log home owners who want to incorporate solar energy into their dream home, he teamed up with his wife to produce Crafting Log Homes Solar Style: An Inspiring Guide to Self-Sufficiency. His magazine articles can be found in log home and sustainable living magazines.
     Before moving to the mountains to handcraft a log home and concentrate on his writing, Ewing raised grass hay and high-strung Thoroughbred race horses in the Platte River valley. Whenever his employees were persistent enough to corral him behind a desk, he served as CEO of a well-respected equine nutrition firm, where he formulated and marketed a successful line of equine supplements worldwide. In 1997 he wrote a best-selling book on horse nutrition: Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition; the expanded 2nd edition was released in 2004.
     When he's not writing, he and his wife LaVonne can be found trekking through the backcountry, canoeing with their dogs, or enjoying the 50-mile view from their deck.

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Power With Nature, 3rd Edition:
Renewable Energy Options for Homeowners

Rex A. Ewing

$24.00 paperback
ISBN 978-0-9773724-9-2
6 x 9, 240 pages,
published January 2013

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