Precisely 10 years ago to this month, REC Solar workers were on the rooftop of my Aurora, Colo. home installing a 5.5 kW solar system that is still there. The system outlasted me -- or, at least my marriage -- and is still there, pumping out clean, green electricity for the residents who bought the home from me and my now ex-wife in November of 2015, which we sold following a August 2015 divorce.
For past five years, always in the spring, I have developed a consistent, irritating dry cough. I have been tested three times for allergies across that time and the results have always showed that I have no allergies.
A clear, clean air day in Echo Park in Los Angeles, Calif. in late March AFTER California Gov. Gavin Newsom had ordered California residents to stay at home. Air quality has improved dramatically in ALL places...
I recently wrote about how I turned in my 2017 Chevy Bolt LT nine months early on a 39-month lease. In that blog entry, I focused primarily on how much money I would save by doing so over leasing a Tesla Model 3. I posted a link to this SolarChargedDriving.Com entry to a Chevy Bolt Facebook Group and received nearly 150 likes and more than 100 comments. My blog entry sparked a lot of interesting discussion and debate and I thank all those who posted likes and comments and feedback.
I have been following, writing about, and advocating for electric vehicles for more than 10 years now. And I have to admit, I am growing impatient with the extremely slow uptake of EVs in the United States. After nearly 10 years of having production electric cars available for purchase in the United States, EVs have achieved a paltry penetration rate of about 2%.
If you’re taking a long road trip in your electric vehicle – something that is becoming more and more common as more and more people buy Teslas and gain access to the Tesla Supercharger network and as more and more DCFC chargers for other long-distance electric cars such as the Chevy Bolt and the Nissan LEAF Plus go up along major interstates and thoroughfares around the United States, and around the world, you never want to fall asleep when you’re at the wheel.