Solar Power isn't Feasible!

Solar Power isn't Feasible!
This cartoon was on the cover of the book "SolarGas" by David Hoye. It echoes the Sharp Solar slogan "Last time I checked nobody owned the sun!"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

California Unplugged: Solar CITIES at the Los Angeles Eco-Village in 2001

Digging through our archives we found this 8 year old Christian Science Monitor article talking about our activities at the Los Angeles Eco-Village at the turn of the century (!) which also features our colleagues, friends and inspirations, Julia Russell, (founder of the Los Angeles Eco-Home ), Lois Arkin (founder of the Los Angeles Eco-Village) and Lara Morrison (one of the guiding lights and board directors at the LAEV).

You can download a high-resolution PDF of the article here: Science Monitor.pdf

Now that we are working on eco-home/eco-village concepts in Cairo, Egypt, Essen, Germany and Santa Rosa, California it is great to go back and see how we started. Thought you might enjoy sharing the history too!

A special treat is seeing this picture (below) of Alvaro Silva from Solar South Central when we were working on an electric car conversion using Mike Brown's book "Convert It".
The actual electric motor shown in the picture made its way from the L.A. Eco-Village to Solar South Central, then all the way to Cairo for workshops there and is now here in Germany awaiting its chance to be part of an electric car conversion here.
Meanwhile Alvaro was recently working with us on the green-retrofit of the 460 Lucas home in Santa Rosa and will be coming to Cairo to work with us in October. What goes around the world, comes around the world!

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