CLEAN, RENEWABLE, FREE ENERGY
We always talk about how if humans never arrived, the world would still be spinning happily today. Instead, we are here, faced with a challenge that needs our attention. It took us until Hurricane Matthew to really see the effects weather and climate change could potentially bring.
Hurricane Matthew wasn’t our first hurricane, but it was the first hurricane we evacuated for. We left much later than most of the people we knew in town, but one of our friends decided to stay home and stick through the storm.
As we made it out and watched from afar, we couldn’t help but wonder if our friend was okay. Water levels rose, electricity was down and no one was allowed to leave or enter town. It took nine days before we got the okay to go back to our water damaged home. We were honestly impressed it was still standing.
During the storm, we were able to communicate with our friend all due to their little solar energy pack that used the sun to power their cell phone, computer, a light and more. Imagining one person having power from the sun while all others were in the dark, puts everything into perspective. Free energy or reusable energy, like solar and wind power needs to replace toxic fossil fuels. We can still have power, get from point A to point B and even save money while restoring the balance and letting the Earth heal.
It looks as though solar energy products are becoming more widely available. We even found solar panels for powering our VW bus with auxiliary electricity for a/c, heat, gear and charging batteries. We’ve noticed homes and businesses in our area are beginning to install solar panels and we look forward to continuing to invest, research and learn about alternative energy.