We had a great time at the Drive Electric Week event this weekend with Sunpower by Empower Solar, checking out some electric vehicles. Good to meet some interesting new people who’ve made the change to a fossil fuel-free car and who shared their stories and passion for their EV’s!
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Oooh, look at that VAWT*, so clean and beautiful, the sleek stylish look of the whole system… I’m going to have to tell the TV and the iPhone… there may be another in my life!
Welcome the Sanya Skypump.
The new “fuel pump” for your EV (electric vehicle).
Vehicles are the last bastion of dirty energy proponents saying : how are you going to move everything that moves our modern world and economy without fossil fuels?!! (funny, my autocorrect corrected “economy” to “ruining”- food for thought)
Maybe we don’t have all the answers just yet. Is that any reason not to take a couple hundred million dirty cars and trucks off the road as soon as financially and technologically possible?
Wouldn’t that leave plenty of decades worth of fossil fuels for airplanes? (whoops, they don’t need them anymore either- biofuels have recently proven an alternative for that.)
Wouldn’t the industry that it would take to deploy and maintain something like this to everyone employ tens of millions world-wide while making the world a better place??
Right now, your EV could be charging in your driveway, running on kilowatt hours produced from coal, doing nothing to get off of dirty energy.
With this, you just plug in and you have a truly clean driving experience with no dirty energy footprint.
- No fossil fuels to war over
- Doesn’t enrich foreign dictators and other US detractors
- No mega profits for natural resource pirates* to funnel through and disrupt worldwide economic and political systems with crazy political
- Won’t pollute the
- land, or
Notice that solar panels can also be attached to it’s infrastructure, backing up your wind generation!
Oh and of course the sun and wind don’t stop just because you’re not charging your car, and that generated energy can be used for
- your other household uses
- charging a second car, or
- makes you money as you spin and sell pure, clean power onto the grid.
Now that’s truly giving you and I energy independence, right where you and I live.
If you and I had access to true energy inedependence, there’s no need for the government or corporations to “figure it out for us”.
Now I just have to see it in action to believe it! Oh we can do that here:
While writing this post, this timely article also hit :
Ford Goes Big on Electric Vehicles, Future Looks Bright for Wind-Powered Cars
*VAWT – vertical axis wind turbine”
*pirate – One who preys on others; a plunderer.
Curious what you could be doing with solar power? Testing if an Electric Vehicle (EV) could work for you?
Check out this iPhone and Android app that puts the power of the sun in the palm of your hand.
Courtesy of our friends at Clean Technica.
You can now use the screen of your smartphone to simulate the active surface area of a solar panel, and receive an estimate of the solar resources in that position. In addition to that, the free app, available for iPhones or Android phones, also gives you information such as “hours of light generated…