“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

Monday, March 21, 2011

Save the Earth, Cover Low Income Houses with Solar Panels

It seems like such a good idea. I was talking on Twitter with Jesse Menn and we decided that this would work. Why not?

You can lease solar panels from Solar City for about $80 a month for 15 with zero down. That gives you about 25 kilowatt hours of electricity, which is enough for my family of four, sometimes with some to spare. In many places you can now sell the extra back to the grid.

The benefit of having one single bill every month that's always consistent is quite obvious, in contrast to a fluctuating electricity bill. I could never afford to buy them outright so this is how we've gone here.

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