Green Scene

As a native of Asheville, I want to help most of my friends and neighbors save money and finally move toward getting off the grid. Thank God, it's now not that hard to move toward a solar generator.

I was miserable for seven days during the blizzard of 2009. I bought a gas generator afterward, but that didn't cut it. What happens when the fuel runs out? I couldn't find a good solar generator online, so I built one, called the "Sunshine Simple Generator." Since talking about it on the radio, people across the country have asked me to build one for them. The technology is here, and this is the simplest, most affordable, way to become independent and stay comfy even when the power goes out.

The Earth could fit inside the sun a million times. We should be able to use the sun's power to operate home appliances. We're way overdue, and Asheville can lead the way on helping the world understand how easy it really is.

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