Heat Wave Rant

During this heat wave, I’d like to jump on one of my favorite pedestals. Today it is 88 degrees at 10:30am in the Atlanta area.

The sun hitting the roof of our home is creating heat that makes the house hotter!

We are paying for electricity at peak rates to cool our home!

What is wrong with the picture?

We should have solar cells on our roof to:

  • Generate electricity for cooling our home.
  • Prevent the sun from heating the roof.

The reasons for this waste of resources are numerous and complex, but there is good news. As energy prices rise, smart entrepreneurs and engineers will create solutions. It’s the American way. And perhaps we will be sending less money to the Middle East, which ultimately supports terrorists.