You may not realized it but humanity is fighting darkness. The darkness of oil, coal and gas. It comes from the dark places of the Earth, the rotten putrified places where things have been dead for millions of years. But not only humanity is fighting it, but also the light of the Sun. We are witnessing an epic battle that is slowly starting to unfold under our eyes, mediated by us passengers on this planet. It sounds metaphysical but in fact is simply reality.
The lord of darkness, the devil, always depicted as burning, sulferous, putrid underground.. a coincidence?
The way in which the Sun is starting to fight its own battle for supremacy is through it becoming an economic factor. Until recently it wasn’t really one, because economics, the banking system of credit expansion only viable because of the ample supply of oil, suppressed it. You can produce stuff with oil, not with money alone if there is no oil. Banks controlled credit and so controlled where wealth was created. Credits function is to allocate oil/coal/gas to the producers of our wealth, and because of this monopoly the use of other sources of energy have been stifled for decades. The main reason is that fossil fuel is distributed from a central controllable source, while renewables like solar are owned and controlled by many. The darkness had a grip on our economic system and because it gave power only to banks. Until now.
Tesla’s New Gigafactory Uses Sunlight to cut cost and be economically viable. The Sun forces itself into the equation on its own.
Now we are starting to see projects that are only economically viable if they use renewable energy sources, like solar energy. We see a world economy slowly shifting form leaning only on the power of darkness to one starting to lean on both light and darkness. And this allows the battle to commence, because the light is a gift from the gods, while the darkness has to be pried from armed thugs, or fraudulent bankers, nuclear states and may be unavailable entirely. Even though the darkness is still in plentyfull supply, the battle it wages can now be lost for the first time in human history.
The light is always depicted as in the sky, white, bright, flying, angelical, god like…
Because it is an economic reality that you can produce cheaper with solar than with fossil fuels, if you know you will produce for more than a certain number of years, if you use electricity etc. it is out of the hands of people how this battle is fought. It is a battle between light and darkness, one of physical laws, and every day the side of the light gains allies. Batteries make light a more viable source of productivity, electrification of logistics makes light a more viable driver of transportation. And all this happens not because people want it to, but because key inventions turn the availability of light in to an opportunity to increase wealth.
If a solar panel eventually makes electricity free, the Sun will eventually make our lives without cost or burden except the ones we choose..
It is the wind that drives the wind turbine, not the turbine itself, not the people that build it or own it. A wind turbine doesn’t push out fossil fuels, the wind itself does. And the wind blows because of the Sun. Humans saw an opportunity to use wind as an ally to gain wealth, and the wind being a physical phenomenon caused by differences in air pressure did not complain. It was there all along and we ignored it because the power of darkness discouraged us, because it lobbied for heavy turbines, because it discredited the viability, because it bankrupted companies that build small turbines, all because fossil fuel could be allocated through money to bring wealth to anyone anywhere. Fundamentally the power of darkness was the driver, not the humans, in this political process..
We only have to help light be more important economically, by making people aware of the choice for solar, the opportunities for using renewables in every part of our life, and we will step by step turn the Sun into our ally instead of our enemy (in drought stricken areas, dry due to fossil fuel use). The battle will not be fought by people, it will be fought by the power of the sun, against the power of fossil fuels.