Strengthen our Utility and Country

DURING THE LAST 40 YEARS AMERICAN UTILITIES HAVE METASTASIZED FROM A SERVICE TO A MONOPOLY WHILE BLAMING THE GOVERNMENT – NOT THE COMPLETE PICTURE.
THE GOVERNMENT COULD HAVE PURCHASED LARGE QUANTITIES OF RENEWABLES FOR A WIDE RANGE OF USES to reduce the cost while providing incentives to the taxpayers.  Instead the corporations eroded our basic economic and political systems and destroyed the middle class and our basic democratic rights.
WITH INCENTIVES FOR RENEWABLES WE COULD HAVE CREATED A CLEAN HEALTHY HOME.  INSTEAD, GREEDY, OIL/COAL-DOMINATED CORPORATIONS STOPPED HEALTHY PROGRESS.  IN 1980, A BIG BLACK CLOUD CAME OVER US AND STOPPED ALL PUBLIC INCENTIVES FOR RENEWABLE PROJECTS.
E.G., GREENVIEW CONDOMINIUMS IN POST FALLS WERE DESIGNED WITH PASSIVE SOLAR ORIENTATION, THANK GOODNESS.  HOWEVER THEIR ACTIVE SOLAR water heating systems were SCRAPPED.
IN BONNERS FERRY COUNTY A $6 MILLION GRANT FOR ALCOHOL FUEL PRODUCTION PLANT was SCRAPPED.  6 MONTHS LATER THE MAFIA UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIED TO BUY THE PROPOSED PLANT.   Thank God for family values.

Dave installing solar attic fan

ANOTHER UNHEALTHY WORLDWIDE PROGRESSION IS MILITARY STRENGTH OVER PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRENGTH.
MOTHER EARTH IS NOW QUICKLY RE-EDUCATING  US.  WHETHER WE LISTEN IS NOW UP TO EACH INDIVIDUAL, EACH COMMUNITY AND EACH COUNTRY..
IF FEAR AND GREED DOMINATE OUR THINKING RATHER THAN LOVE AND BROTHERHOOD, MOTHER EARTH WILL EXTINGUISH US QUICKLY, REGARDLESS OF STATUS.
THE EXISTING MILITARY INFRASTRUCTURE CAN HELP US TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE FORMS OF ENERGY PRODUCTION, WITH MINIMAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURES.  WE CAN LEARN TO BE HEALTHY, COOPERATIVE, STRONG NEIGHBORS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES.
LET US STUDY AND THEN FOCUS ON HEALTHY COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR SUCH A CRITICAL TRANSITION TO USING THE SUN’S ENERGY FOR ALL OUR NEEDS.  REMEMBER 10 TIMES OUR ENERGY NEEDS FALLS ON OUR HEADS EVERYDAY.  WITH TECHNOLOGY WE CAN MAKE THE TRANSITION TO RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY.

EDUCATION + TECHNOLOGY ARE THE KEYS

first grid-intertie system on rural electric coop - KEC

I AM FINALLY TALKING MY WALK.

IN JUNE 2006 I INSTALLED A 1KW SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM USING PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS.   IT IS MY UTILITY’S FIRST GRID-INTERTIE AND IT PROVIDES 10% TO 80% OF MY ELECTRIC LOAD, DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH SUNSHINE THE SUN IS EMITTING.  AVERAGE OVER 4 YEARS = SUMMER = 80% WHILE WINTER = 10%.  WHEN NO ONE IS HOME THE ELECTRICITY FROM THE SUN POWERS REFRIGERATOR ET.AL. AND THEN GOES INTO THE GRID.  THE ELECTRICITY PRODUCED BY THE SUN  EQUALS CONSERVATION FOR MY UTILITY – KEC (KOOTENAI ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE).  OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT IS SMALLER.  ALTHOUGH MY PV PANELS ARE WARRANTIED FOR 25 YEARS, EMPIRICAL DATA IS SHOWING 40 YEARS MINIMUM, PRODUCING MORE ELECTRICITY THAN RATED OUTPUT – FIND ARCO ARTICLE 2009, BEM THANK YOU.
IN 2012  KEC PLANS ON SELLING GREEN CREDITS AND INSTALLING PV GRID-INTERTIE ON THEIR OFFICE.
UPDATE:  2ND GRID-INTERTIE INSTALLED NEAR KTEC (KOOTENAI TECHNICAL EDUCATION CAMPUS, RATHDRUM).  THE 4.5KW PV SYSTEM FEEDS THE GRID AT KTEC.  WITH TEAM EFFORT FROM LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, KTEC PLANS ON TRAINING OUR YOUTH IN RENEWABLES DESIGN AND INSTALLATION, SO OUR COUNTRY CAN RE-ENTER THE WORLD COMPETITIVE ENERGY MARKET AND PRODUCE CLEAN ENERGY NATIONWIDE.
WHEN DESIGNED AND INSTALLED PROPERLY THERE IS NO DANGER FROM GRID-INTERTIE RENEWABLES.  WE STRENGTHEN OUR UTILITY AND COUNTRY.

Muellers in front of grid-intertie PV system

ANOTHER PHOTOVOLTAIC GRID-INTERTIE SYSTEM  NEARBY IN ANOTHER RURAL UTILITY IS THE MUELLERS IN ROCKFORD, WASHINGTON.  UNBEKNOWNST TO EACH OTHER THE MUELLERS PUT THEIR GRID-INTERTIE SYSTEM IN AT THE SAME TIME AS I DID MINE.  THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS THEIR UTILITY, INLAND POWER & LIGHT CELEBRATED THE MUELLERS GRID-INTERTIE SYSTEM BECAUSE THEY ALREADY KNEW IT EQUALS CONSERVATION FOR THEM REDUCING THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT AND STRENGTHENING EVERYONE.
THE GREEDY OIL/COAL POLLUTERS INCREASE OUR BIOSPHERE TEMPERATURES AND TOXINS – THEREBY ENDANGERING OUR WEATHER AND EARTH PATTERNS.  THEY CHOOSE TO DESTROY OUR EARTH HOME.
THE EARTH POLLUTERS HAVE ACCUMULATED WEALTH BUT NO HEALTHY COMMUNITY MORAL STRUCTURE.  GERMANY HAS BOTH – HEALTHY COMMUNITY MORAL STRUCTURE WHICH BRINGS WEALTH.  BECAUSE THE GERMANS DESIGN AND BUILD HEALTHY SOCIAL STRUCTURES FOR RENEWABLES WITH THEIR FINANCIAL PUBLIC INCENTIVES IT HELPS THEM BE BETTER EARTH DWELLERS AND NEIGHBORS.
HOW MOTHER EARTH AFFECTS OUR HISTORY
  1. WATER  is a finite resource.  though seemingly endless it is in a closed loop.  When we throw lots of unknown chemicals into it, we kill ourselves.
  2. Millions of years ago – dying plants + lightning = FIRE
  3. OIL and COAL are finite resources.
  4. Guns and plows did not always exist.  They came from METAL which was not available before plant life.
  5. METAL was created and perfected only recently resulting in the industrial revolution.
  6. OIL became indispensable and the earth’s population has exploded.
  7. The earth can only support limited creatures.
  8. We understand that now and are seeking consensus and solutions with our fellow women and men.
  9. Cultures are colliding and blending with others or destroying others – depending on morals and values.
  10. We need to learn about our home, the earth and DEMONSTRATE respect.
  11. We need to be more local and healthy.