Renewable Energy – We Can Do This

Renewable energy sources

Renewable energy technology is not a ‘George Jetson’ futuristic fantasy. We’re here to tell you from 1st hand experience that it’s real, it works, and it’s here now. And has been available for at least 2 decades. Soles Of Passion have had an ‘off the grid’ solar home in the San Juan mountain area of South Western Colorado for almost 15 years now. The solar system there provides the house with ample power to enjoy all the modern conveniences we’re all used to. This includes refrigeration, big screen TV, surround sound, laundry, microwave oven, well water pump, along with all interior and exterior lighting and our ‘tech toys’ that we plug in.\to the wall sockets.

And, of course band equipment for playing and recording. We are absolutely advocates of this technology, and encourage everyone to jump on board, as there is no time like the present (as they say). We also salute all the tech leaders that are innovating these technologies.

This is why we were so heartend by the recent article by Cole Mellino entitled; “Nicaragua Joins Clean Energy Revolution, Vows 90% Renewables by 2020”. Can you imagine their whole country having 90% of it’s energy coming from ‘renewables’. We encourage everyone to ‘join this revolution’. Such a shame the last political administration besmirched the topic of ‘Solar’ with ‘Solyndra et’al’ wasting billions of tax payer money on all those failed ‘green’ energy firms. We can only assume it was a giant ‘fraud’ from the get go, based on the outcome and the enormous dollar losses. As we know the technology is sound and reliable from personal experience. Wind Power Here are some quotes from the inspiring article by Cole Mellino;

“As of June 2015, renewables made up 54 percent of all electricity production and 80 percent of the country had reliable access to the grid.

Just 10 years ago, the 64 percent of Nicaraguans with grid access regularly lost power for 4 to 5 hours per day, and only 25 percent of electricity came from renewable sources. Even just a few years ago, 12-hour blackouts were still common. But that’s all starting to change”

“When Daniel Ortega assumed the presidency in 2007, he made the bold decision to invest heavily in renewables. “During the 2006-2012 period, the Central American country attracted $1.5 million in investment in renewable energy,” ProNicaragua reported. “In 2012, Nicaragua invested the fifth highest percentage worldwide of its GDP in developing renewable energy, according to the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report.”

To read the entire article by Cole Mellino (CLICK HERE)


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