in conjunction with the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation.
I spent the next morning sitting in the meadow above the Earth Shelter with the sun in my face as I watched light beat down on the opaque panels. Beyond the roof line, the Appalachians stretched outwards, decked in their summer coat of green and also basking in sunlight. What a fantastic thing, I mused, that the sun manages to feed all of these plants, give warmth to all of this land, and bring light to the sunrise every morning, yet still has energy left to power these little black panels and grant us the very human desire for power via electricity. I gazed upon the system almost with mistrust, asking myself irrationally, “What if it is possible to use up this energy and life-giving light?!”
|Summer on the high plains.|