There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, then are dreamt of in your philosophy

Solar cooking.
When I stop and think of the presence solar technology has in the US, I grimace a little.
Awkward contraptions winging off of rooftops,

Perhaps they're meant to scare away Los Coyotes


impractical vehicles

Looks like a Toaster Struttle and is aggrivating everybody on the road by slowin' them down and making them hungry.


This poor smuck is trying to drive this elevator back to the Willy Wonka Factory. ETA, 2 months and some days.


and Sun Chips come to mind.

Frito-Lay's new SunChips brand packaging includes the Center for Resource Solutions' Green-e designation identifying products supporting renewable energy.

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:

Jamaican man sells stew from his hut in the shade. Look at all that sun!


The lady preparing lunch, Belinda, carries the food for 1 hour to the river, crosses the river on a raft and sets everything up on shore. She leaves her pots in the bushes overnight as that is too much to carry. She took over this tradition in 1997 from her mother who did it for many years previous.

Does Solar energy have a place here in America?

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