Decentralize

Build Your Own Solar Water Heater

Build Your Own Solar Water Heater

Get Instant Access

Ever since watching the movie Who Killed the Electric Car?, I have seen a trend. Concerning electric-only motor vehicles of all types, I have found restrictions on use and the lack of availability in the United States evolving into a clear pattern, including in recent Home Power articles on electric cars (HP117) and electric bikes (HP118), and elsewhere. In The New York Times, NYC's new restrictions on pedicabs are bad enough, but to specify bans on electric assist pedicabs was over the top.

It seems the advantages of electric vehicles, specifically electric-only, as an option will be restricted in the United States. Electric-only vehicles are extremely cheap to run and maintain—and a threat to the status quo of centralization.

We have missed Jefferson's vision of free independent yeoman farmer-citizens. Can we have decentralized energy production at home by a free citizenry?

I believe the most important and revolutionary factor slowing our access to electric-only transportation is the possibility of the decentralization of "fuel" sources such as homegrown PV, hydro, and wind. This approach is contrary to most government-subsidized trends toward biofuels, hydrogen, and ethanol. The quickening of the transition to a greater sustainable and decentralized system brings with it increasing awareness of the dependence of a centralized petrol energy system (including hybrid petrol-electric) sustained by war, blood, and an increasingly authoritarian government.

We have missed Jefferson's vision of free independent yeoman farmer-citizens. Can we have decentralized energy production at home by a free citizenry?

Richard Paolillo • Winthrop, New York

Solahart has been designing and building

Hot Water Free from the Sun™

solar water heaters since 1953. The Solahart brand is backed by Rheem, the leading water heater manufacturer in the world.

• Simple and reliable passive thermosiphon systems

• Open and closed loop systems for installation in almost any environment

For more information on Solahart systems and dealers, call 334-260-1525 or email us at [email protected]

Hot Water Free from the Sun" is a trademark of Solahart Industries Pty Ltd

Dealer inquiries are welcomed!

1

fHNNMi

P Jj L ■ . ■ lT- It r

Qualifies for New Energy Tax Credit!

Solar Water Heaters built by Solahart and backed by Rheem!

Solahart systems OG-300 certified by SRCC

Rheem Water Heating | 101 Bell Road | Montgomery, AL 36117-4305 | www.rheem.com

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Electric Car Craze

Electric Car Craze

Electric Cars Are A Savior From Pollution And Can Be A Laudable Investment For You. Find Out How Electric Car Conversion Shrinks Your Driving Expenses.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment