Wholly Solar

By Holy Solar

The purpose of this site, as we’ll keep mentioning until we’re sure it has been made quite clear, is to advocate for and provide information on renewable, nonpolluting energy sources. There are quite a few reasons why we feel this is important, but all of them boil down to a concern over the toxic social, economic, and environmental impact of petrochemical dependence.

The solution, we believe, is to turn to nature. When we talk about solar power, we don’t just mean photovoltaic modules, although that is certainly one of our favorite forms of electricity generation. Solar power includes windmills, biofuel, and non-PV applications such as solar heaters and ovens.

In fact, in a sense all of the power on the planet derives ultimately from the Sun, even those nasty petrochemicals we so avidly avoid. Yet there is a conceptual distinction between using dead, stored energy from a limited and ecologically problematical cache, and choosing from a panacea of naturally clean power which replaces itself with each new day.

Slapping solar panels on every rooftop in the world might go a long way toward addressing the petro-mess, but that isn’t going to happen overnight, and it will never happen unless the people collectively demand it.

Some individuals may feel that the threat of climate change is exaggerated, or that oil is more abundant than current projections indicate. Others are inclined to believe that the green movement is a liberal conspiracy to attack businesses with taxes and regulations.

We may not be able to convince these folks. That’s not our job. We are here to evangelize to the choir, to provide a perspective and strategies as much as tools and applications for green living. Converting the critics is a job we leave to those of you able to combine honesty with diplomacy. They’ll come around, once they realize their tree-hugging neighbors don’t pay an electric bill.

Can the energy needs of the entire species be accommodated by green power? We believe the answer is: absolutely. Within the decade, if a planet-wide initiative takes hold as we dream. The technology exists and improves daily. No system is without disadvantages, and underestimating the challenge would be a mistake.

Nevertheless, the time is ripe for a transition that could sweep the globe with positive effects, not only in the ways we gather energy, but the way we approach nature and economics as well. We are at a crossroads, and the type of technology choices we make today will have an impact on how tomorrow’s civilization collects and uses the power to live in harmony with the Earth…or render it forever uninhabitable.

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Topics: Green Technology, Solar Power, Sustainable Energy | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Wholly Solar”

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    10:52 pm on June 8th, 2008

    Your blog inspired me to finally set up a blog to review solar powered lights. In the past I have reviewed them on my green home improvement blog. At the rate that I collect them I should not run out of post anytime soon!

    Good luck with your site, I added it to my blogroll on my new site.

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    10:01 pm on September 12th, 2008

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  3. gobegeoke
    9:36 pm on August 28th, 2009

    Howdy People
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    I hope it will be as cool as it is for a long time….

    I am fascinated with solar and wind energy and have really enjoyed getting to know your site. It might be time to invest in a photovoltaic system afterall.

  4. Michael
    9:54 pm on December 12th, 2015

    Please, how did you come by those black plates at first? Are they just flat patined iron with white stripes or what? Or are they already made solar cells that one has to buy and assemble them? Thanks for your kind answers. Be blessed

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