Ultimately, when it comes to EMP protecting the grid, we’re trying to preserve our modern lifestyle and secure those critical infrastructures on which we depend. For nearly all us, the stable, uninterrupted delivery of water, sewage disposal and electricity are vital public services on which our collective lives depend.
Living off grid succinctly means you provide for your own water, septic sanitation and home power independent of a grid tie-in. For some, this is already their choice for reducing/eliminating their reliance on the system. Even if you truly live independent of the modern electric grid, it’s safe to say that there are still things you need to do to establish an adequate EMP protection plan. That is, you are securing your home energy production equipment against failure should an EMP emergency strike our nation and the area you reside.
Reaching this level of home energy security where a homestead has achieved energy independence AND additionally hardened electrical system components against EMP vulnerability is almost unheard of today. This level of protection is equivalent to having the status of an EMP Oasis or EMP Enclave. While many preppers might be aware of the threat of EMP, the knowledge base for adequately EMP-proofing home solar rooftops and learning the techniques for actually applying protection measures of off grid electrical equipment has been generally unavailable or hard to track down.
Don White of EMP-safeguard.com intends to drastically upgrade our national awareness and readiness to face the EMP problem/challenge. Here’s a guy who sees the enormous opportunity of opening up a whole new field of national endeavor! In fact you could say he advocates an entirely new career field in the area of EMP preparedness.
Coming Soon: Grassroots National EMP Protection while Going Green
Donald R. J. White has written several books for other engineers on electromagnetic shielding design and implementation. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the field of study that insures that all of our electrical and electronics devices work together without interfering with each other. Protection against EMP is a natural extension of this field of expertise, and he now applies his knowledge to practical solutions to the EMP problem for both non-technical and technical readers.
He has also authored (or co-authored) 4 previous books to instruct the non-technical reader in the specific field of the EMP threat to modern electronics that included how-to instructions for applying protective measures. Now, he has come up with a plan to consolidate and update this material in the soon-to-be-released format of upcoming seminars and webinars to train interested persons in universally applicable EMP protection techniques.
The ambitious program that Don envisions will present comprehensive, secure, workable protection programs with options and rationale, new products and services, financing, ways and means, that he believes will ultimately generate millions of new jobs over the next decade.
He is designing courses and workshops for an area of expertise that until now has been limited to just a few electrical engineers and alternative energy technicians and off grid enthusiasts. Imagine a marketplace of trained technicians and managers that provide the country with EMP protection consultants, providers and installers.
That’s the course syllabus already laid out in upcoming back to back seminars slated to begin in September, 2015. In development are two 2 hour webinars, highly compressed versions packed for those individuals who will be on the front lines of implementing this national EMP protection plan. Included are various options that run the gamut of EMP preparedness for families, communities, up to the national level. Watch for webinars as early as May, June 2015.
Incentivizing the Public, Improving Return-on-Investment Outcomes
The caveat that comes with this latest news release, of course, is seeing at what level the buying public chooses to put their money into these proposed off-grid, EMP protected systems. Those of us who are already familiar with the EMP problem as it exists today still need to see greater positive, participation of the different economic sectors that could indicate favorable business profitability in this potential market.
Purchases of off-grid solar equipment is already a limited, niche market. The additional building costs involved in going solar in new construction and later retrofits of solar applications is still a more expensive option that many home buyers and home owners pass-on.
The added expenses for upgrading a solar array and attached gear with EMP protection make the proposition even more imposing if considered on the sole basis of money spent.
The peace-of-mind that comes with knowing your electrical power needs are going to be there for you even through a potential EMP crisis in the near future is just something that doesn’t get factored into the overall mix of the mainstream real estate consumer today. EMP Education and information reaching the everyday, buying public is not widely or readily promoted and so the resultant demand that’s necessary to drive more favorable economics is lacking.
As co-author and collaborator with Don White in the book, EMP: Protect Homes, Family and Community – Jerry Emanuelson has stated:
As soon as there is sufficient demand, EMP-shielded solar panels will become available from solar panel manufacturers. It is up to the individual homeowner and business owner to create this demand. If this demand does not occur, the results could be truly catastrophic on a scale that few of us can imagine”.
[He presumably makes this bold assertion on the underlying assumption that critical grid infrastructure upgrades made by the electric utility companies will simply not be made in time to avoid a massive grid failure at some point in America’s future].
So the crux is this: “As-soon-as” means IF in this instance. The really big “IF” that still remains is whether local county governments are going to grant tax breaks and incentives for purchases of solar, photo voltaic systems to homes and businesses and make those added out-of-pocket investments more attractive.
And it is reasonable to assume that many county decision makers are going to move forward with programs and policies that underwrite financing for renewable energy purchasers based on compensation/rebate incentive packages set up at the state and even federal levels.
Red pill or the blue one? (Or is that the green one?) Off grid and out of the matrix? America. We’re waiting for your reply…
Photo sourced @ http://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2014/11/20/residential-solar-power/