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31 July

Solution To India’s Worst Power Failure of the Decade-Solar Power

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Dear Readers & Friends,

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Have you heard about the worst power failure in the decade in India, such that half of India could be in the dark?!  This energy crisis is caused by three of its collapsed regional grids, leaving 620 million people without government supplied electricity in one of the world’s biggest blackouts ever.  The power outage occurred a day after India’s northern power grid collapsed  but was restored several hours later. But on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 1:05P.M. the northern grid collapsed again (according to Shailendre Dubey, an official at the Uttar Pradesh Power Corp. of India’s largest state).  Then, about the same time, both the eastern and the northeastern grids failed.  Hundreds of trains  stalled across the country,  widespread traffic jams in New Delhi resulted from non-functional traffic lights, coal miners trapped underground, electric crematoria stopped operating….  These consecutive events of power failure, therefore, is raising serious concerns about India’s outdated infrastructure and the government’s inability to meet its energy need.

Indian Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde blamed the new crisis on states taking more than their allotted share of electricity. It is also true that Indian utilities have not been able to meet the soaring demand for electricity in recent years, with India’s Central Electricity Authority reporting power deficits of more than 8% in recent months.  This power deficit was worsened by a weak monsoon that lowered hydroelectricity generation and kept temperatures higher than usual,further increasing power demand due to need to cool off. Let’s listen to the reporting of this event, below:


Not every one in India is without power.  For those who took measures and installed solar panels and prepared themselves with solar chargers, solar generators, etc., they can obtain their energy from the sun.  If there were more people using solar power in India, it would/could have reduced the stress on the power grid (the brighter and sunnier it is, the more solar power would have been generated and would have placed less demand on the power grid). This is a wake up call for all of us in the rest of the world because power outage may also occur in other parts of the world.  This is the reason why I started Sun Is The Future ( to call attention to the need for decentralized solar power distribution) and now I have also installed amazon ad widgets on this site so visitors to the site may freely browse and purchase  solar products from amazon.com to prepare for future emergency situations and/or make the transition into renewable/solar energy age.

Let’s hope our friends in India will soon be able to resolve this power problem.  Let’s find some ways to send/supply our friends in India with solar power. Any of your suggestions will be welcomed below or at sunisthefuture@gmail.com

~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

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27 May

Solar Energy Use-Great Way to Prepare For Zombie Apocalypse or Any Natural Disasters

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Dear Readers,

If you are in favor of renewable/CLEAN energy, please sign the petition page showing support for FIT/CLEAN Program at http://sunisthefuture.net/?page_id=1065 Thank you.

Picture this…can you imagine walking through streets without traffic control at intersections…not being able to move your car out of the garage…not being able to turn on any lights in your house…no longer having hot water being available for your  showers…finding food rotting in your refrigerator….the list goes on if/when Zombie Apocalypse or any natural disaster occurs and the power grid has been under attack or rendered incapacitated.

In response to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)’s Dr. Ali S. Khan’s post on May 16, 2011, for Preparedness 101 for Zombie Apocalypse or Any Natural Disasters, please refer to this site http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp and excuse/allow me to interrupt our series of discussion on Feed-In-Tariffs and bring you to the attention of how important it is to have solar energy in time of any natural disasters or Zombie Apocalypse. The simple fact that solar energy, by its nature, can be far more decentralized and therefore provides a better chance of survival for earthlings.  For a quick overview of how solar energy may enable you to be better prepared for these emergencies, please take a look at posts of Sun Is The Future on: April 29 (Building Integrated PV), April 26 (Solar Shingles), April 5 & April 6 (Solar Water Heater), March 29 (Skyscraper as Vertical Solar Farms), March 20 (There Is Plenty of Sunshine For All of Us), March 18 (Solar Bullet High-Speed Train), March 12 (Solar Plane), March 5 (Solar Cars), March 4 (Why Solar), etc.  The ability to generate your own power, rather than being completely dependent on the power grid may one day save your life.  As the cost of solar technology decreases, let’s look for ways of implementing solar energy use into our daily lives.

sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker, sunisthefuture@gmail.com

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