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A suggestive solution to solve electric power crisis

The demand for electric power increases each second and there is an alarming and mounting power crisis throughout the globe. Governments and people are doing their best of efforts to solve the existing crisis. There are several counter measures being planned (such as generating power through diesel generators, solar, wind, and other green initiatives). Well, these are effective methods for sure. However, they may incur huge costs and consume more time for actual implementation. Something needs to done extraordinarily with immediate effect! And…what could be that?!

Let us be the positive change we want to witness! We (as home consumers of power) should also extend our helping hands to overcome the power crisis.

It is a known fact that we consume more power when using air conditioners, computers, and televisions. Do we really require them to be switched ON always? Shall we pledge to think twice before using an electrical device?

Do you know?! In a given day, if one person does not use air conditioners, computers, and television for an hour, he or she can bring the following positive impact in the lives of needy people:
- Reduce several hours of power cut in houses of a poor village.
- Run tens of lights or fans in an area that has no access to electricity.
- Support hundreds of enthusiastic students whose studies are impacted due to the power cut.
- Help a poor farmer to manage electricity expenses for running a water pump.
- Assist small-scale and cottage industries to sustain their existence through uninterrupted power supply.

Though provoking, isn't? If awareness of one individual can bring such meaningful difference, think about the change when millions of people co-operate. Let us be the positive change we want to witness, my dear friends.

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  • Mar 4 2013: " Governments and people are doing their best of efforts to solve the existing crisis"

    Are you serious?, like seriously, you dont know that people are governed for their assets?

    I personally think we need to be looking at alternatives to electricity, such as compressed air, or millstones, or huge concrete flywheels, magnetic generators, or others which provide tourque without current or charge, check out the brumbypump.com.au , its a water pump for wells and bores which uses compressed air, has one moving part, and hardly any risk of failure, now i can build a similar pump for under $150 which could be used to move or lift 800 litres of water per day, every day, why would i spend $4000 on an electric submersible which is costing me power and has 67 moving parts which the water will corrode/adhere minerals.

    We live in a high tech world now, we want things that are high tech, when with a little bit of elbow grease, thought process and design, you can make something almost free, people are not interested, they want an app for it, want to control it from their armchair, ipad, iphone, or voice control. this is sad i think, and has prevented a lot of the positive design and thinking which was so rampant during the industrial revolution, look at Leonardo Da Vinci's designs for machines, how brilliant, functional, useful, but made only from wood, rope and some metals, no silicon chips, no software.
    • Mar 4 2013: Yes, and Leonardy Da Vinci's designs where mostly infeasable until the advent of light metal alloys and computer chips.

      Also btw you use electricity to compress air, guarenteed that pump has more than one moving part also
      • Mar 5 2013: sorry to dissappoint you scott. but the pump has only one moving part, you are correct about the air compressor though.

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