As a business owner located in the United States, I have a lot of overhead. There are taxes, employee workman’s compensation and the little fees and the little things that we get nailed on every month. I also have my business certifications such as my ISO 9001 Certification and my Six Sigma Certification to think about. Let’s not even start with the Union’s. One of the things that is the most odious is how much I have to pay out in fuel costs for my delivery drivers and manufacturing plants.
As US residents I think we can agree that we all have a love/hate relationship with the fact that our country is at the mercy of a bunch of billionaires who live in a desert 10,000 miles away. We go about our lives thinking that it doesn’t matter, but it does. We need the precious resources that oil provides for: car travel, air travel, running generators in our houses and in some of our most utilized power plants. Ever since oil was found in the middle of the desert a half a world away we have: fought wars for it, tolerated terrorism for it and let ourselves be slaves of the corporate contracts which perpetuate this constant kidnapping of our ability to function. Enough is enough! This is a call for Engineers, Scientists and others to start making an actual difference!
We can do this, we have the solution!
The fact of the matter is that we do not have to be slaves of foreign dictators. This malaise that we live under and the constant raising of our gas prices does not have to be the way we live! We are constantly living in a world where we neglect one precious energy resource – one thing that we are constantly being blessed with and that is – the Sun.
It has been stated that if we could harness the power of the Sun’s rays we could power millions of homes and businesses. What’s more is we do not even have to get someone else to do it, we can do it ourselves. A well thought out, well done array of 12 volt solar panels can provide a home with enough energy to sustain itself and get the electric company to pay you!
We may not be able to get rid of oil immediately …
We may not be able to wean ourselves off of foreign oil immediately, this will take time, however we need to start sometime. The fact of the matter is that the sun is there in the sky shining down at us just waiting for us to take advantage, let’s do that – before it’s too late.