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Minimal Energy Independence: Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke Wed Jul 4th, 2012 at 12:16:07 PM EST

I've posted this before but it might have more relevance now that over a million people lost power around Washington DC and other emergencies and disasters have put many power lines in jeopardy.  Besides, it's a practical exercise in freedom and, to me, an apt celebration of Independence.

Here's another fine exercise of American freedom:

More solar civil defense?
. yes 100%
. no 0%
. not yes 0%
. not no 0%
. neither yes nor no 0%
. both yes and no 0%
. don't understand the question? 0%
. none of the above 0%

Votes: 4
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What you really want to do is have a battery system that you can charge by solar energy. Running stuff directly from solar panels is difficult...

Or, even better, a rusty old WW2 ex-Army Jeep with a PTO generator that can both blow out tons of smelly exhaust AND make an unholy racket at the same time.

by asdf on Sat Jul 7th, 2012 at 10:01:14 PM EST
The first vid is good. The second I thought he was going to say something about solar power. ;)
Just as your diaries communicate simple under-our-noses truth, (and are largely ignored), so it is with the answer to our most pressing and primal need for energy that is created without fouling our nest.
Falling all around us in a golden rain, yet on we pollute, trapped in a paradigm created in the dawn of the petro-boom, our grandfathers' solution to their grandfathers' problems, when a few noxious  fumes seemed a tiny price to pay to get all that horseshit out of the city streets.
I salute your vision, intelligence and tenacity Gmoke.
Long may you run...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jul 7th, 2012 at 11:32:20 PM EST
I appreciate your kind words.

Solar IS Civil Defense
by gmoke on Sun Jul 8th, 2012 at 04:07:57 PM EST
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