Here's my thought for the Thanksgiving weekend...
Florida Can Be Energy and Food Independent
Florida has an abundance of natural resources.
Plenty of sunshine.
Plenty of (moving) water.
Plenty of land.
There's enough energy landing on our roofs and flowing in the Gulf Stream to provide all the power we need.
There's enough land and water to provide all the food we need.
There's enough intelligence to make it happen.
How do you feel about this? Please comment below, and I'd love to hear from you...
I was recently in front of a large, friendly group of open-minded people, when I stated my mission...
“I want to help people replace their use of fossil fuels with renewable energy within 10 years or sooner.”
The speaker interrupted me and asked a very simple question: “Why? Why would you want to do that?”
I was surprised, not only by the interruption, but also because in the 35 years I’ve been in the solar industry, no one has ever asked me that question directly.
My reply was inadequate due to my ineptness of thinking fast on my feet, but, after further consideration… you know how it goes… oh I should have said this; I should have said that… here’s my answer:
I want to create a better world, a world that works well (I consider this the best solar energy use):
1) I want to create a world in which all people can bring out the divinity within.
2) There’s something inside of me, from way back that compels me to leave the world a better place than when I got here. (Did my father instill this in me? “If it’s worth doing, it's worth doing right.”)
The area in which I can make a difference is in our use of energy.
Scientific evidence supports my belief that our current use of energy is causing very serious problems.
We each need to address these problems.
If you wait for someone else to address these problems for you, you might not like the solutions or worse; you might not live long enough to solve the problem. YOU need to address these problems because they are YOUR problems. I can help you. I want to help you.
I used to say solar energy was not good for moving things.
It was good for heating water or making electricity, but not for transportation.
But with this new Electric Hybrid Vehicle... and after checking out www.calcars.org to learn about electric vehicles (EVs), I’ve done a complete 180!
If you want to learn more, I highly recommend you check out:
Who Killed the Electric Car?
After 30 years of being in the solar industry, I was so wrong about what I thought solar energy could do.
So, if I could have a wrong perception about solar energy after 30 years, I guess I can understand that YOU too could have a misconception about solar energy.
I think there’s a lot of people that don’t fully understand solar energy:
- How it works...
- What it can, and can’t do…
- When it could be applicable…
- Affordable… and
- A host of other questions.
But there’s a huge belief that solar energy is a good thing… a VERY good thing, in fact.
Can you believe that my dad, Ward Jr., started installing solar pool heaters here in Southwest Florida over 35 years ago?
Here I am with my dad, and grandpa, in 1978 celebrating the Grand Opening of our new store in Cape Coral - at the very location we're at today! ;)
Back in the day, it wasn't about 'going green' and 'renewable energy' - the gas crisis of the 70's made solar pool heating much more attractive.
I was fortunate enough to be invited by my dad to participate in this wonderful new technology!
Solar pool heating has always been the most economically viable form of solar energy. It's always made economic sense.
Today, 35 years later, we've expanded our products to include more than just solar pool heat - we also offer:
- Solar Electric Power (or as we call it, photovoltaic (PV) power)
What's interesting is how the use of solar energy plays a big role in our goals today relating to 'going green' and committing to a sustainable future...
Who knew this is where I'd be today!
I'm really excited that we're taking our business to a new level using the power of the Internet to help people just like you create your energy independence.
I'm extremely proud to introduce our new online initiatives:
- This very blog, GoSolarEnergyforLife
- Our Web Site, www.FafcoSolar.com
- Our LinkedIn Business Page, www.linkedin.com/companies/fafco-solar
I want to thank Charly, and his team at Internet Services Group of Florida, LLC, for helping create & deploy our online connection to you!
It's really important to me that you let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, as well.
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