Solar Power
While I certainly could get along with caveman/camping lifestyles, I am highly appreciative of the electricity that allows me to communicate, particularly via the Internet.

The biggest problem is, the source of this electricity comes from highly polluting and wasteful machinery.  We burn oil, coal and in a few cases, natural gas.

A lot of talk goes on in the political forum about conserving resources, but the big money only allows lip-service to this subject, but then, *they* hold the purse-strings of the politicians who make the decisions for us.

I am currently forging into the opportunity of becoming a contractor for installing solar panel power to businesses and homes.  It will be the kind of business that will not only make me proud to be in the field because it is a sensible trade, but it will also be the move that will make politicians weep that they do not own my business nor do I want them to be any part of it.

Do you get the feeling I don't like politicians?  Well, you're right.

Do you get the feeling that I am not going to sit around, waiting for the government to make solar power the solution to getting out of the Middle East and letting our troops come home?  Absolutely not!  I plan to make solar so popular that the oil companies will be begging for business.

Think about it.

My vehicle is already paid for - why would I go and buy a new car and put myself back into payments, full coverage insurance and higher taxes on it - all to get 2-3 miles per gallon more?  The price of a new vehicle far outweighs the miniscule gas mileage benefits, but the car companies are laughing all the way to the bank...along with the oil companies and your legislators, both of whom are gaining by raising the price of gas with the complaint that "people aren't using as much gas so we are losing money...can we raise them some more please?"

So it goes with your power company, they don't want to lose their profits to re-tool their power plants, but because they are so bad at protecting your power lines from the trees, they charge extra for going to cut all the trees away *after* the storm knocks power out.

Yeah, many of you will complain that you live where sunshine is not as plentiful...no problem!
There are the windmills, there are waterways that can produce power without fuel, and there are wave generators which use the motion of waves to create power.  I DO NOT advocate nuclear power.  It is dangerous, creates environmental problems and puts radioactive materials out there where people can make weapons from it.

Suffice to say, there are plenty of options and I choose solar.  An additional plus is that if a storm comes through, you will still have power when everyone around you is crying that "The Power Company" hasn't got here yet............

Can you hear me?

Go to "eBay" and look up solar power.  You will be surprised how many solar options the average person can purchase.  Isn't it nice to know that your government officials care so much about oil and the money that they have failed to direct this country toward renewable resources?

Let's jump on the wagon and start gasaholics anonymous, the 1-step program..."say no to oil".

Can I get an "amen"?

Comments:
 
bigbrothr   bigbrothr wrote
on 9/11/2008 5:06:35 AM
Fascinating! This has been viewed 86 times and only Danielle has commented.... Thanks Danielle! I just located a website where solar systems can be purchased anywhere from little camping systems (under $500.00) to whole-home setups ($6,000.00 range). THe good side to this is that the government will give you a break of around 20% of the cost and in some cases, more. THe systems can pay for themselves in as little as 4 years! I am continuing research on this.

bigbrothr   bigbrothr wrote
on 7/3/2008 4:41:22 AM
Wow, it has taken me 3 months to get back here. I'm off to check out some writing.

bigbrothr   bigbrothr wrote
on 4/23/2008 8:25:02 AM
Thanks Dani! It's nice to know there are a few of us out there!

bigbrothr   bigbrothr wrote
on 4/19/2008 8:21:20 PM
Thanks, Dani! I'll be watching for your articles here! :o)

danicpa68   danicpa68 wrote
on 4/19/2008 8:07:07 PM
Amen. I agree the way to make our voices heard is to look for alternative methods for oil. I drive a Prius and love it. I average 46 miles a gallon and the best part is the car is paid for. I am always looking for alternative ways to save on oil and recently read an article on a home windmill to produce electricity for the home. It is something I will be researching in the near future. Great article.

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