electricity

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gnltabor
By gnltabor on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 - 8:42pm

Saving on electricity?

Electricity is the foundation of modern living.  We use it to heat, cook, light, and power devices such as phones, computers, and TV's, toasters, coffee pots, etc.  Some people are powering yard equipment like lawn mowers, weed whackers, landscape lighting, decorative fountains, hot tubs, swimming pools, and even PEV automobiles today with electricity.  Now some of you may be using natural gas to cook, run your clothes dryer, water heater, and furnace, but even these devices today usually have electronic ignition, electric powered blowers, and electrically power

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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - 3:33pm

How rooftop solar can prevent the apocalypse

Here's an article explaining the dangers of a takedown of the US electrical grid and how a distributed national network of rooftop solar installations would offer one of the best defenses against such a dire scenario. The article also details the major obstacles to such a sound idea: politics, and power plays by major utilities: