A solar-powered plane has resumed its trip around the world, according to the Associated Press.
Power4Patriots officials applaud this daring effort to highlight the importance of renewable energy through the flights of Solar Impulse 2. They also warn Americans that due to the vulnerability of the U.S. electrical grid, homeowners need to be prepared for a shutdown caused by extreme weather or an electromagnetic pulse.
“This isn’t science fiction or fantasy,” said 4Patriots Partner Allen Baler said. “The likelihood of a lengthy blackout in America is quite real when you consider how frequently our electrical grid is being attacked. And when it occurs, it could be much worse than the results of Hurricane Sandy because it could last for an extended period of time. Only those who are prepared for it will be able to handle it.”
Baler says the best way to keep electricity flowing during blackouts, and reduce monthly power costs, is to become independent of the power grid by learning how to generate electricity through the installation of solar panels and wind turbines.
The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 recently left Hawaii and was heading toward California in the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The trip began in Abu Dhabi in March 2015 and has made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China, Japan and Hawaii. The carbon-fiber aircraft weighs more than 5,000 pounds, and its wings are equipped with 17,000 solar cells that power propellers and charge batteries. At night, the plane runs on stored power.
Consumers who purchase already-made solar panels and wind turbines for their residential and commercial properties spend three to four times as much as those who make their own. 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.”
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.