DIY Energy Independence
At Renewable Energy Authority we believe in energy independence, plain and simple. The more independent we are the better off we will be in case of serious power outages due to grid hacks, or what happened in Texas not long ago when much of the state was without power because their grid crashed and it took several days to get it back online. And meanwhile people died.
This is proof enough that we cannot always depend on power companies, and it’s why we created this website and why we offer products and information to help you make get on the road to energy independence yourself.
Why creating at least some of our own energy is important
There are several reasons to, but the most important is for energy independence. The earlier example was a big wake up call for a lot of people and showed them that creating at least some of their own power could have spared them the plight they were in.
We fact is that we can’t afford to be entirely dependent on someone else for our energy needs any longer.. and there may come a time when we can no longer afford the monthly bills that can go up out of the blue either.
And lastly, an investment in your own energy system will last decades.
It all begins with SELF SUFFICIENCY
That’s right.. the answer to our dilemma of rising energy costs and dwindling fuel supplies.. and pollution is on us. The government isn't the answer, nor are corporations.
Think about this for a minute: You’re sitting in your living room on a cold winter’s morning listening to the wind howling outside and the snow is flying sideways.. but your home is warm and cozy because you have radiant heating from your solar hot water system. And not only that, but your lights are being powered by your own wind generator and the solar panels sitting up on your roof or out in your yard! And what’s even better is that you know that while the neighbors are going to all be paying $350 or more for their heat this month.. you won’t be paying a penny. In fact, you’ll be getting a check in the mail from them because you sell your excess power back to the utility company!!
That’s a pretty nice picture isn’t it? (Click + to read more)
And people are doing it. I was in a good friend’s home in the Rockies in southern Colorado in mid winter several times when it was 10 degrees below zero out and I walked around barefoot in the house because of the radiant hot water heat system. It also has two solar panels installed outdoors with deep cell batteries for storage, and a generator backup just in case there are too many cloudy days.And best of all is no power bill every month.
And then there’s the woman in Sedona, Arizona where I lived for many years who is on solar energy but is also tied into the grid and gets checks every month from the utility company! It’s true, and people across the country are doing it, so take a positive step for yourself and the earth today and join in with the hundreds of thousands who are moving toward energy self sufficiency and building their own sources of renewable energy.