by Samuel Gerald Firman
Since the days of mob leaders and chiefs, through Kings and Emperors, right up to CEO's and Bankers, the masses have always sent their assets, money, produce and labor up to those entities in exchange for the necessities in life. This tithing or taxing has continued because a few individuals keep managing to monopolize commodities and services so they can siphon wealth from the bottom up. If the masses would only educate themselves and realize they could live more abundantly by harvesting their own food, building their own habitat, generating their own energy they might at last retrieve control of their lives and let the current powers that be fend for themselves.
Alternative energy, including solar, will become a world wide phenomena. It is just bound to happen. Believe it or not, solar energy has created all the other forms of energy we use. Oil, coal, gas and wood were all created by way of the Sun. Using solar power can cut out all the middle steps which sometimes take millions of years to change solar into burnables. A change in the philosophy of the masses can cut out all the middlemen and monopolizers of energy as we know it today. Solar allows the masses to generate energy for themselves instead of owing allegiance and money to the utilities and conglomerates which they now pay on a regular basis.
Going solar doesn't mean we can do away with power companies. We will still require a grid to help make electrical energy transportable and reliable. What will change is that those companies will only receive payment for use of their grid plus a small amount to ensure an available backup source. Going solar will mean the most effecient and effective use of our Sun and its abundance. Going solar will help keep our Earth from the ravages of current abuse of her resources. We will go solar.
Think about it. This change in viewpoint could reverse the flow of wealth in this world. Individuals would become master of their destiny. Localized generation of energy would lead to stronger communities through joint operation of systems. Our world can be a better place.