Only a week after completing a 118-hour voyage that broke a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight, a solar-powered plane has been grounded until at least early August. —
According to the Associated Press and other media outlets, the Solar Impulse 2, which completed a five-day journey from Japan to Hawaii on July 3, is suffering from damaged batteries that became overheated early in the flight.
Power4Patriots (www.power4patriots.com) officials commend the effort to highlight the importance of renewable energy through the flights of Solar Impulse 2. They recognize that the U.S. electrical grid is old and vulnerable, and it warns Americans that they need to be prepared for a shutdown, which could come at any time as a result of extreme weather or an electromagnetic pulse.
The company says the best way to keep electricity flowing during blackouts and reduce monthly power costs is to become independent of the power grid. 4Patriots Partner Allen Baler recommends that people learn how to generate their own electricity through the installation of solar panels and wind turbines.
“We read about it in books and see it in movies, but the likelihood of a lengthy blackout occurring is quite real,” Baler said. “When it happens, it will be much worse than the results of Katrina or Sandy because it will go on for an extended period of time. Only those who are prepared for it will be able to handle it.”
Consumers who purchase already-made solar panels and wind turbines for their residential and commercial properties 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 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.
“On average, the costs are under $200 to build a solar panel and under $200 to build a wind turbine,” Baler said. “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.”
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