People have lived off the grid for decades powering their homes with solar energy. Still there is a perception within government and industry that solar energy just isn’t feasible and that it could never provide enough energy for us to survive. It’s a ludicrous belief system that has been perpetuated for years by moneyed interests in the fossil fuel industry. It reminds me of this cartoon that has also been around for years.
If solar energy had the same subsidies from the government as coal, oil and gas industries have for nearly a century, we would not have a need to buy oil from any nation. Electric vehicles have existed since the 1800’s. This electric vehicle technology could have been powered by the sun had certain policies been in place to promote and support solar energy technology.