Monday, September 26, 2011

Solar Decathalon? I Say It's The Solar Propagandathon

So as you may or may not know the Solar Decathlon, sponsored by the DOE, has been going on since 2002.

It's a competition and expo organized by the Department of Energy (DOE) that invites teams to build houses powered by the sun, opened to the public today in Washington, D.C.

This year the 19 dwellings, designed by teams affiliated with universities from the U.S. and abroad, are set up in West Potomac Park—an eight-acre site dotted with baseball fields that is technically part of the Mall but located by the Tidal Basin, farther from foot traffic. The houses will be there until October 2. Judges will assess the buildings in 10 categories—hence, “decathlon”—related to design, cost, and efficiency. The winner will be announced October 1.

Decathlon director Richard King of the DOE says, " It’s important to pull in visitors as the event can positively influence people’s opinions about sustainable design. You need to have an educated public to make this industry grow."

I would argue that with you Richard. You don't need education you need demand. Plenty of people "know" about green and sustainable. Nobody wants to BUY it! There is almost no demand for this type of energy because the costs are prohibitive. Just because you tell me how nice it is doesn't mean I'm going to buy it when the next best thing is 1/10 the cost and operates better. Economics 101, Richard.

Solar is one of the most expensive sources of energy and it isn't even sustainable. At night the sun goes away!

Yet the government constantly is pushing this green agenda. Why? To control the energy resources of the country. Why are the American people letting the government have such tight control over energy? We have given the government the power to dictate how we live our lives! Politicians dole out the use of energy as they see fit and we still sit by and allow it. Even applaud it!

Insane. Stop drinking the Koolaid people and do your own research!

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