Lightning-Related Blackouts Point Out Need for Power4Patriots

There are more lightning strikes in the United States during July than in any other month, some of which disrupt the electrical grid. Power4Patriots recommends installing solar panels and wind turbines to keep the electrical flow going when the grid fails.

July is the biggest month of the year for lightning strikes in America, according to CNN and other media outlets. On average, 49 Americans are killed by lightning each year and hundreds more are injured.

While the odds of being struck by lightning are only about one in 12,000, according to the National Weather Service, these strikes can negatively affect the electrical grid. They have been known to knock out power to thousands of electrical customers for anywhere between a few minutes to several days.

Power4Patriots officials warn Americans they need to be prepared for shutdowns of the electrical grid caused by lightning strikes.

“With lightning strikes and other extreme weather events causing blackouts across the country year-round, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves and their families from the results of power outages,” said Allen Baler, Partner at 4Patriots.

Baler says the best way to guarantee electricity flowing at residences and businesses during blackouts and reduce monthly power costs is to become independent of the power grid. He recommends that people learn how to generate their own electricity through the installation of solar panels and wind turbines.

Power4Patriots was created as a way to allow anyone to become independent of high power bills and outages. Cost-effective and uncomplicated, Power4Patriots teaches people how to build their own, environmentally friendly sources of energy.

Power4Patriots is a recently updated series of videos and manuals describing how to build solar panels, wind turbines, water heaters and solar heaters.

The system includes six videos demonstrating how to build a solar panel, including choosing the right materials, finding the right site for the system and avoiding costly mistakes, as well as two instruction manuals with step-by-step, illustrated directions. It also includes four videos and two instruction manuals detailing how to build a wind turbine.

The costs are under $200 to build a solar panel and under $200 to build a wind turbine, on average. The time commitment to build a solar panel ranges from two to four hours, with the first one requiring more time than subsequent panels. A wind turbine requires a handful of hours to build.

Consumers who purchase already-made solar panels and wind turbines spend three to four times that amount. Installing solar panels and a wind turbine at one’s home will cut energy costs by as much as 75 percent.

Power4Patriots is a series of videos and manuals that teach do-it-yourselfers how to build solar panels, wind turbines, water heaters and solar heaters. Cost savings are up to 75 percent.

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