Shutting Down the Lights

By Deane Barker on May 14, 2007

Click and the lights went out: No Impact Man shut down his electricity last night. He’s going a year without it. Good luck to him.

It’s Sunday evening. I’m rushing to write this post. The inverter that converts the DC power from my new solar panel is humming beside me, charging my laptop. The computer is the only thing I’ll use the solar panel to power — at least for now.

No lights, no fridge, no stereo — nothing electric. The sun is setting. Soon there will be no light but the beeswax candles. I’m typing fast.

Good luck.