We honestly feel kind of funny asking this question.
I mean solar panels provide a means of directly converting sunshine into electricity.
Sunshine is a pretty safe thing, it’s not like uranium, plutonium, coal, or oil, yuck!
No, sunshine is safe. Maybe if you get too much of it, you’d get a sunburn.
But really unlike an oil spill which can kill tons of wildlife, you can never really get too much sunshine, have you ever heard of a “Sun spill? A sunny day, is a good day to do cool stuff outside, and a solar panel is the thing you put outside to gather all that sunlight. They’re just like the leaves of little plants, happy as can be on the sunniest day.
So why on earth would you ban Solar Panels?
In one word: “Profits”
Truth be told, this whole fledgling renewable energy business is a thorn in the side of the fossil fuels industry.
Solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric generators are all rocking the boat.
Why would you ever go back to paying the electric company if you can buy a couple solar panels that will provide for all your electric needs, and last close to 10 or 15 years? The truth is you wouldn’t. Power, and gas companies know this. So they lobby, they pay politicians to enact, and pass some legislation making it harder for you, the environmentally, or fiscally responsible consumer to install solar panels.
Solar panels are good for you, and the environment, but they’re not good for the fossil fuels industry.
This is the reason why they’re being banned. This is the reason you might face fines for installing them.
But is this any reason to give up? Absolutely not.
Global warming isn’t quitting any time soon, and so neither are we.
This is a civil protest. Installing a solar panel in your yard, or on your roof is a big sign that you pledge allegiance to Earth, and to protect everyone else that calls it home.
So this is why, this is why it’s concerning to us to hear that Oklahoma passed legislation making people who feed their excess renewable energy back to the grid actually pay for their selfless service. While some states have a feed in tariff in place, Oklahoma actually has a feed in fee. When asked about it, Spokeswoman of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. had this to say about it:
“We’re not anti-solar or anti-wind or trying to slow this down, we’re just trying to keep it fair,” Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Kathleen O’Shea told the Oklahoman. “We’ve been studying this trend. We know it’s coming, and we want to get ahead of it.”