Sunrise Solar Corp.
4703 Shevano Oak # 104
San Antonio, TX 78249
Science tells us that all of our familiar sources of energy came from the sun
Plants absorb sunlight and convert it into carbon molecules which, over millions of
years, have been turned into oil and gas, the earth's primary energy source of the past;
Much of the world still heats, cooks and survives on burning wood or charcoal plant
fibers that have converted the suns energy to fuel;
Wind currents and ocean currents are driven by temperature differentials created by
the sun and used to produce energy.
Driven by the industrial revolution, centralized systems were developed to transform
energy sources such as oil and natural gas into transportation fuels and electricity. The
developed world quickly became dependant on these cheap, abundant sources of
energy for industry, transportation and comfort at home. The legacy system always
required connection to the central system electrical lines for electricity, gas lines for
heat, gas stations to distribute fuel to run your car.
Solar energy also uses the suns energy to deliver power where it is needed but with
one very important difference: It does not require a huge centralized refinery or power
plant to which everyone must be connected to access power. Solar energy can be generated
where the power is needed-- instead of at a giant power plant distant from the
location where the energy is needed. This simple principal changes everything.
Two examples of the principal:
1. For most of the 20th Century, computers were large, complex systems that would fill a
large room. Then came the personal computer, which allowed computing power to be
distributed to everyone at a reasonable cost. Following on the heels of this distributed
infrastructure came the Internet which revolutionized how the world accesses and delivers
information. The centralized legacy systems used for computing have been replaced
by a decentralized, democratic information system accessible to everyone at low cost.
This is what solar energy technology will do for power generation.
2. Prior to the 1990's, communication technology required connection to large centralized
switching systems using wires run to every home or office. Much of the world
simply did not have adequate infrastructure to communicate effectively. Then came the
cell phone. Within 15 years places like Brazil, China and Russia saw everyone connected
in a distributed communications system that did not require the huge investment that
legacy systems demanded. People's world began to change because distributed communication
technology allowed them to connect in ways not possible before. This is
what solar energy will do to deliver energy to parts of the world where legacy systems do
not exist today. Solar energy will change the world because it will allow for efficient,
low cost power generation where the power is needed without requiring connection to
a centralized, legacy system. This will allow access to all of the technologies that require
power, lights, heat, computers, communication systems, etc. by people who simply
did not have access to these resources in the past.
Just as the Internet changed the way people distributed and received information and
just as cell phones increased the worlds access to communication technology, solar
power will change the way the world powers its future and it will bring those parts of the
world not connected to the 20th century grid
on line. Solar power will change the way the world is run and democratize the delivery of
energy empowering its users to participate in a world they could not reach in the past.