1 – The Future
In 1995, Newsweek published an article, in a magazine, because people didn’t publish articles on the internet yet. The article actually mocked the internet by predicting its failure. Yes that’s right, Clifford Stoll wrote an article about how the internet would fail and one of my favourite points was for you Kindle readers: “Try reading a book on disc. At best, it’s an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can’t tote that laptop to the beach. Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we’ll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure.”
So here we are, 20 years later laughing all the way to the bank over that prediction. But now Tony Seba of Stanford University is predicting that all of our energy will be provided by solar or wind.
You don’t have to be a professor to know where all of the government’s resources are being invested. Take a look around and see the energy of the future on our rooftops.
Solar is the main energy source being invested into and has the most viability for defeating the fossil fuels of the future, so much so that your public utility has already invested into solar power.
2 – Cost
It’s redundant. Everyone’s heard it by now,”Get solar and save money!” Solar companies are shouting it from the rooftops and your neighbour just got his solar system installed.
Many don’t understand why it saves money. The government is investing in it. They’re offering you 30% of your money back when you invest in solar energy. Most businesses are seeing 3 year returns on their investment.
Burning fossil fuels isn’t just dirty, it’s expensive. Think of running your operation with gas-powered generators. You can instantly see why investing into a non-moving, stationary solar array would be beneficial.
3 – Independence
We’ve gone to great lengths to be a free people. You started a business to be free from a boss dictating your every move. It’s time to make the same move for your electricity.
Solar is a unique opportunity to detach yourself from the dependence on fossil fuels and produce your own energy which allows you to rely on your own equipment for years without being captive to the demands of monopolistic power companies.
The grid is ageing. Power stations and substations require maintenance or renewal. Those costs will come from the power company’s customers. With solar power, you can put yourself in control of upgrading your own infrastructure and decide for yourself where to spend your hard-earned cash.
Solar energy is here to stay and is backed by billions of dollars in various initiatives from electric cars to climate change resolutions worldwide. The best way to save money and disconnect yourself from an outdated infrastructure is to invest in creating your own power.