Happy Earth Day! Go Solar!


Back in the 70’s, we used to write “Go Solar” on our electric bills. Too bad they didn’t listen to us back then. There were solar festivals everywhere with solar exhibits, panels, wind generators, solar water heaters, homemade solar cookers, commercial products of all kinds, organic gardening booths, demonstrations on how to convert lawn clippings into methanol to run our cars.

That was 40 years ago and it seems the powers that be didn’t want to listen to this mass movement of saving the planet.

Finally, more and more people are coming around to organic farming, solar panels on their roofs, wind generators, using methanol in cars and saving energy, going green. It is about time, but really 40 years late. There used to be solar panels on the White House. Lets hope they put some on again soon.

On Planet Forward‘s website, I wrote about putting solar on home instead of out in the desert. I also mentioned all the warehouses in Southern California that have empty rooftops just waiting to have solar put on them. If we did that we would not have to run hundreds of miles of transmission lines through the desert to power up the solar we need.

I read recently that if 3 percent of the Sahara Desert had solar panels on it, there would be enough electricity for all of Africa and Europe. Wow!

Lots to think about. Have a great Earth Day!

Related Articles
Advertisements

About dansolar

Teacher of the Deaf 35 years Solar supporter since 1970. Solar panel system owner since August, 2010
This entry was posted in going green, Misc., solar and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s