If you or someone you know in California has solar panels on their home and has been resting on their laurels, thinking they were safe from smart meter deployment, think again! We’ve just received reports that PG&E has been going around installing its new solar compatible smart meters on people’s homes. Make sure your friends and family are aware that they need to let the utility know that ‘smart’ meters are not permitted on their property. People have also been locking their old meters up if they are not in a position to keep a watchful eye.
The bottom line is that- despite what the utility industry says- ‘smart’ meters are not necessary to increase the proportion of renewable energy in the grid. Let’s take a look at Germany, who have largely rejected smart grid technology as a false solution to their energy problems (and are phasing out nuclear). A colleague who recently attended a renewable energy event in Europe reports that the solar revolution is well and alive in Germany:
• ‘This summer in Germany there were days when the total contribution of renewable energy was 61%. This is a huge amount! It is interesting that Germany is achieving this without implementing smart grid technology. In fact, they are turning away from it. It show that implementing the smart grid under the guise of “being green” is false to the core.’
• ‘The cost of solar energy is now so low that almost every new home is now being fitted with solar panels. It is cheaper than getting energy from the grid – even without subsidies. Over the next 20-40 years, this will change our world. It will be cheaper to produce energy at home than at some plant far away. The energy grid may become obsolete. Ultimately, this is what the utilities are afraid of. I think the smart grid is an attempt to delay this inevitability. ‘
Don’t let profit hungry utilities get in the way of supplying inexpensive, renewable energy to your community. And whatever you do, don’t allow them to deploy a smart meter on your home.
RF measurements indicate that these new solar-compatible smart meters are emitting 20,000 pulses of microwave radiation every day. The word “NEMS” at the bottom indicates this is a net metering system according to our engineer on the inside.
Wireless “Smart” Meters: Still not green, still not safe, still NOT OK.