Frank Lloyd Wright could have designed beautiful homes with Building Integrated Photovoltaics.
As I drive around Wisconsin what kind of subdivisions do I see? The tall box houses look like top hats thrown on toxic waste lands. Not one of those new houses has Building Integrated Photovoltaic Products; meaning solar panels.
I have to stand back and ask myself why this is this way? Why is it that wealthy communities will even write ordinances to prevent the installation of Building Integrated Photovoltaics?
It is very simple the very wealthy in this country rely on interest income. Historically the dividend yield on utility companies has been considered similar to interest income. And indeed the dividend yield on utility stocks finds its way into high interest yielding mutual funds. As that is what many high interest distributing funds own. Where does the energy come from that powers our utilities? Mercury spewing coal fired power plants and war oil Gas fired plants! So it is indeed the upper class that has fueled our energy crisis, economic downfall, war, polluted air, land and water! Do you think they will take responsibility to clean it up? They do not even know how to define beauty. To them what is beautiful is only what someone else has or wants!
The impetus for building new homes should not be, you can build a new home or retrofit and old house with solar panels if it does not meet our board of directors standard. The rule should be you cannot build a new home or re roof an old home without using Building Integrated Photovoltaics.
What kind of architects do we have today? They have certainly not been capable of this simple feet.
Frank Lloyd Wright could have done it.
Thomas Paul Murphy
Copyright 2012 Thomas Paul Murphy
Originally published on 02 18 2012 at: www.themilwaukeeandwisconsinnews.blogspot.com