I did a double take when I read this Q&A exchange:
Q. What can people do to protect themselves?
W: People are beginning to understand that they need their own onsite capabilities to island themselves from the grid. That’s because the grid’s external vulnerabilities will continue to be a problem until we do have substantial amounts of distributed generation. I have a solar photovoltaic system that provides 100 percent of my power needs. I am looking into how I can island myself off the grid. But it is not just me, the military is moving toward micro-grids at all of their bases because they understand the vulnerability of those bases to outages.
Who might this person be??? A “crazy prepper” perhaps…?
Solar is more popular than ever because electricity rates from the utilities are inflating pretty quickly.
With this new demand for solar, comes a bunch of fly-by-night "companies" that want to make a quick buck. Many of you have seen it with the roofing companies who were like vultures after the big hail storm. Well, these new "solar installers" are going to cost you a lot more money and give you even more grief.
Pick a company that knows solar. We're proud to say "solar is all we do." We're not "Roofing and Solar" or "General contractor and solar installer". We're solar - 100%.