solarfest love-in

solar fest imageSo I’m not always grousing and cracking bads on my good- and ill-intentioned brethren. Yesterday I let my hair down at Maverick Park and rocked a wee bit with the Krayolas, damned a brew or two to deeper digestions, and tried to hotwire a Mercedes/Swatch-produced Smart Car, rollcage-encapsulated older brother to the IPhone with seats, a/c, and wheels.

In between the understated and somewhat subliminal hijinx, I shot embarrassing photos of embarrassed people all gathered to give up thumb love for the energy answer radiating all over our park-pastoralized and slightly stinky selves, that matriarch of greenies: solar power.

While solar may have finally come into its own on the R&D side, we still need all hands on deck to lean on this damned Public Utilities Commission to do the right thing by creating workable provisions for the deregulated market pirates otherwise known as electric pushers.

If you are in South Texas, you can help by joining Solar San Antonio. Oh, and dig that totally solar-powered soundstage by Sustainable Waves. How cool is that?

Anyway. For a Sunday, that’s ’nuff said. Enjoy the pics. (Soundtrack by Grand Archives.)

Oh, and those Solar SA t’s totally rock this year. Teaser image top right is the front.

Here’s the flipside:

solar t back

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4 responses to “solarfest love-in

  1. Thanks for the great video Greg. Saturday really was a great day to get together and talk Solar.
    The Solar San Antonio staff did a wonderful job bringing everything together, thank you for a job well done.
    I am definitely looking forward to Solar Fest 2009.

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  2. Looks like a great time!

    Along those same lines, I’ve been trying to keep Ed Abbey’s words in mind lately. Sure, sure everyone needs to raise hell and fight the good fight (and you are a constant source of inspiration there, Brother Greg), but boy if Ed didn’t have it right:

    “One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast… a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards.”

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  3. Wish we could have made Solar Fest. Great video of the event. Just had Meridian Energy Systems install 52 solar panels, 9.3KW at my house. Love these sunny days.

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