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The Power of the Sun

The electricity went out in my house last week, for a couple of hours. Not a huge deal, as Hydro Quebec came and replaced an outside transformer pretty damn quick but it did get me thinking about power again.

So I spent a few hours looking at my electricity bills over the last 5 years and made the mistake of adding it all up. That was a depressing figure. Still, it was hard not to wonder how else I could have spent that money, if I had invested in alternative energy for my home.

That said, I’m starting to investigate the possibility of putting a solar grid on my roof, along with the necessary converters to put excess electricity back into the grid. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in solar technology.

While I look into it, I wanted to ask, has anyone else taken the plunge and gone solar? Care to share your experiences, both good and bad, in the comments?

Cost savings aside, I wouldn’t hate cutting back on the shite I help pump into the air. If I can do something to avoid having my children live in a dome, I probably should. Though Dome living has it’s advantages, I suppose.

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.”
-David Suzuki