So, a new 20 kW solar system with two separate arrays on two separate roof areas, including a set of garages, is going up in our Highline Crossing Cohousing Community here in Littleton, Colo. 🙂
I am SUPER excited! After five years of not really Driving on Sunshine — I have paid extra for Xcel Energy Windsource electricity across that time — I am finally going to be plugging into the power of the sun again.
This time, I will be doing so with my beautiful blue all-electric Chevy Bolt which boasts 259 miles of range and a 0-60 mph time of a not-too-shabby 6.3 seconds. Yes, she’s peppy and quick!
This morning, before more solar panels went up on the roof of our garages here, I took the chance to get my blue Bolt into pics directly with one of the solar panels that will be powering my Bolt here in Littleton — check out the pics!
It is just SO COOL that 100% green, clean, locally produced electricity can power a full-sized car that weights several thousand pounds and do so cheaply, efficiently, and without producing ANY air pollution whatsoever! Zero. Zilch. Nada.
Back in 2009, I thought the fact that one can drive a car without spewing filthy toxins into the air — and into our lungs — and do so without polluting the air AT ALL was just plain bowl-me-over amazing. I first started SolarChargedDriving.Com in September of 2009. I thought Driving on Sunshine was COOL when I added solar to our Aurora, Colo. home in June 2010, and I thought it was great when I leased a 2014 Nissan LEAF and plugged it into sunshine in February 2014.
I still do think Driving on Sunshine is AMAZING. And I know across the past decade since I started SolarChargedDriving.Com that thousands of other Americans have also found this amazing and have plugged their own electric car into a home solar “gas station.”
BUT, I would be lying if I did not say that I am also VERY disappointed that more people do not find this cool. I, mean, you/we can run cars, GIANT cars, air pollution free and thereby save our lungs, the environment and the natural world, not to mention a lot of money. C’mon! That is F——- AMAZING!
And STILL, so few people seem to be excited by solar-charged driving. I do NOT understand why not. I simply do not.
What’s so great about breathing in toxic fumes that are taking years off of everyone’s lives?! And I cannot quite fathom why so few people seem to care about about the HEAVILY polluted air that 90% of humanity regularly breathes.
WTF is wrong with so many people that so many of us don’t give a rat’s ass about air pollution and its HUGELY damaging effects on human and environmental health?! Seriously?! What. Is. Up. With . . . That?
So. Damn. Frustrating! 😔😔😔
But, for now, I am VERY happy to be individually on the cusp of plugging directly back into solar-charged driving. It is truly amazing to run a car on 100% sunshine, truly is…and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, right? 😉