Comments on: A rocket man’s view of solar energy Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Alan Breen Sat, 01 Aug 2009 12:01:19 +0000 Rocket Man is definitely on the right track. The idea of taking large tracks of land to build solar farms and then tie them to a GRID and push that energy across vast distances – how stupid can we be. It’s not the use of large tracks of desert that bothers me, it’s the stupidity of pushing that energy into a grid that spans hundreds of miles into far away cities. Talk about an inefficient use of resources.

If we move to the deployment of neighborhood solar energy panels or roof top installations we not only solve the nations energy needs but we create far more jobs than going to the old grid system.

Even if the government (the tax payer) has to subsidize the development of more efficient solar panels for the next 10 years, would that not be better than sending our money over to these Middle Eastern Countries that hate us and use some of the profits to finance terrorist.

Enough energy (clean energy to boot) hits the surface of the planet everyday to power the entire world’s energy needs for the next 10 years. We need to support the efforts of individuals like the Rocket Man.

Being energy INDEPENDENT not only makes common sense, but it also makes for a more secure and peaceful world. The main reason we are in Iraq, Afghanistan and possibly Iran, in the not too distant future, is ENERGY. Plain and simple – energy.

Get off your lazy ass America and go solar!