Posts Tagged ‘Solar Energy’
Can we have nice things? Why do we always HAVE to be thinking about how to ‘save the planet’ man? Why does it always have to be about the environment? And you know going green costs hella money, right?
NO! It is costing less and less to go green, and we are not even talking about the cost SAVINGS you get from making the switch (e.g. lower utility bills). Case in point: Peep this vid about the possibilites for a roof of solar panels… cheaper AND nicer than what most folks live under now.
Oh… and you are not really ‘saving’ the Earth either way. Earth means ‘rocks and dirt.’ It will be here whether we try to save it or not. We are talking about our SURVIVAL as a species. No environment, no life on Earth.
(Life. It’s the nicest thing to have. Now, play the video.)
Hmmm… Solar-powered America for all… laid out plain and simple. Of course, none of this is as plain or simple as the video implies. But I like how it defies any doubters of the concept’s doability. The U.S. made it to the moon (or convinced the world it did, for any alternative history theorists out there) in seven years once President Kennedy set the country’s direction & ambitions toward the goal. This can be done!
But will it be?
Incredible innovation in the field of renewable energy on the horizon; and it only took about three-and-a-half decades to bring the idea to life. Patented in 1975, execution of plans to build a $1.5 billion solar-wind power tower is underway in Arizona (scheduled completion in 2018). It will be the tallest free-standing structure in America and generate (on average) almost as much as the country’s smallest nuclear reactor… but create zero nuclear waste! Energy sourced by generating wind using hot air, cooled by sprays of fresh water, flowing through turbine tunnels.