“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Got solar?

You can lease a solar system from a company like Solar City (their office is in Sacramento). For about $80 a month you can become part of a massive distributed power grid that will:

(a) save the planet
(b) prevent Enrons from reforming

Righteous, no? Every day you can log on to a web site like the one in the picture. It gives you an accurate summary of what you generate each day, and how much carbon you offset.

Sorry about the lack of numbers in the graph—they didn't translate when I converted the file. But basically, it being a rather cold day late in the year, solar production peaked at about 1.2 kilowatt hours today. Can't wait to see what it gets up to in July...

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