When I stop and think of the presence solar technology has in the US, I grimace a little.
Awkward contraptions winging off of rooftops,
and Sun Chips come to mind.
BUT, Solar technology, although unsightly by American cosmetic standards, is changing the lives of thousands of people…in Africa and internationally.
Check out this video from Solar Cookers International. A 501c3 non-profit organization that has relieved more than 30,000 African women and children from the burden of carrying scarce fire wood for miles and brought awareness and new skills to sundrenched underdeveloped countries over the last 20 years. I’ll let the video tell you the details:
In a moment, not only am I aware of how blessed and fortunate I am, but I’m equally as inspired and awed by the effective simplicity of using solar energy.
It is truly elegant (Elegance is the attribute of being unusually effective and simple. It is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness, particularly in the areas of visual design, decoration, the sciences, and the esthetics of mathematics. Elegant things exhibit refined grace and dignified propriety) ((Thank you Wikipedia)), and it is captious in possibility.
A look at the Caribbean reveals further possibility:
Does Solar energy have a place here in America?