Infographic about solar energy – I found this on Pinterest. This answers the question, what would happen if the communities we lived in installed solar power on every roof?
In BC the smart meters are coming. BC Hydro has already begun installing them in the Lower Mainland. Our electrical provider is Fortis, which used to be Kootenay Power. We don’t have smart meters in the pipeline yet. Joybilee Farm doesn’t want a smart meter. Smart Meters give off wireless radiation 24/7. They cannot be turned off. Even if you throw your power switch, the wireless continues to give off low amounts of microwave radiation. The meter is on the other side of the wall from my head when I am asleep. This is a big concern to me.
By the time the Smart Meters are installed, if we are unable to opt out of the plan for Smart Meters, we will be shutting off our connection to the power grid. So for the next few months I am researching alternative power. We don’t get enough sunshine in our valley for solar energy to provide 100% of our power needs, however, it could provide some.
I’ll be writing about my search here, too. So if alternative power and off grid living is of interest to you, sign up for my RSS feed.
Photo credit: Creative Commons Michaelll, Parial Solar Eclipse.