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Solar IS Civil Defense PSA

by: gmoke

Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 20:36:40 PM EDT


(and knowing is half the battle. - promoted by eli_beckerman)

Solar IS Civil Defense - what we are all supposed to have on hand in case of emergency - flashlight, cell phone, radio, extra set of batteries - can be powered by a few square inches of solar electric panel.  Add a hand crank or bicycle generator and you have a reliable source of survival level electricity, day or night, by sunlight or muscle power.

This is also entry level electrical power for the 1.5 billion people around the world who do not yet have access to electricity.  Civil defense at home and economic development abroad can be combined in a "buy one, give one" program like the Bogolight (http://www.bogolight.com) which is a solar LED light and AA battery charger.

Solar IS Civil Defense and could be much more.

gmoke :: Solar IS Civil Defense PSA
I wish the mainline environmental groups had been broadcasting practical material like this for the last twenty years or so instead of devoting almost all their advertising to scaring us about climate change.

Originally published at http://solarray.blogspot.com/2...

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OK it's on! (0.00 / 0)
#1 - gmoke! if there were a dissaster and the electricity went out, do you really think I'm going to be listening to music?

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#2 - cranking the crank makes my arm hurt (0.00 / 0)


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#3 - Collecting all that electrical energy sounds dangerous gmoke ... I'm afraid I'll get shocked (0.00 / 0)


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#4 - Collecting energy from the sun sounds fun ... until someone gets sunburned. (0.00 / 0)


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#5 - I'm afraid that storing all that power from the sun may electrocute myself (0.00 / 0)


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#6 - I looked at your radio gmoke ... ther's no power cord! . . . FAIL! (0.00 / 0)


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