Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Aug 14, 2012
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Isn’t it time we capture the sun and all of its power?

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
~ John Lennon

Today, solar technology produces less than one tenth of one percent of global energy demand! It’s time to let go of fossil fuels and capture this powerful, clean energy. Seriously.

Cost is an “issue.” But flat screen TVs used to cost $10,000. So, whatever. The sun could be a job creator. A light at the end of our polluted, crappy economic tunnel.

Fossil fuels, coal, natural gas… they’re finite resources and we have to rape and pillage the earth to extract them. The sun, on the other hand, isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It’s ours.

If and when that beautiful, miraculous, life-giving star of ours dies, clean energy will be the least of our problems. So let’s get it while we can. Throw on that harness and pull.

Future generations deserve our action.

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telling Congress to expedite renewable energy.

Here are just a couple of hot solar power ideas:

Solar roadways.

Making Arizona a Solar Power Exporter.

Statistic in title from National Geographic.

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


6 Responses to “Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.”

  1. Tamara says:

    Nicely done Lynn!

  2. Thanks, Tamara 🙂

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  4. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Just watched the first vid. Wow! Putting on a fake engineer's hat (I'm NOT an engineer) my first question is, What's wrong with this idea? I'm sure there are lots of problems that still need solviing and maybe too many problems. Still, Wow! If I had any money, this would be something to invest in.

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  6. JakeyM says:

    I agree, but we all need to appreciate that adding Solar on their house is an purchase that should increase the future worth of their property if / when they decide to sell. With the environment the way it is going we cannot underestimate any item that gives 100 % free energy at no cost to both the consumer and more notably the environment!