Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Natural Resource: Solar Power in Martinique

I know, I know, you’re probably getting tired of me posting blogs noting how ecologically friendly habits seemed to be encouraged more on the French islands than any of the others we’ve seen. But here’s another. These pics are neighboring houses near Baie du François with nice arrays of solar panels. It’s gotten so whenever I see an empty expanse of roof, particularly in sunny regions, it just looks wrong. Don’t even get me going about Florida, with huge tracts of housing under the glaring sun and nary a single solar panel. Our solar panels came with a 20-year warranty, no moving parts, and no maintenance, and have performed admirably.


  1. Looks like you are continuing to find great places to explore. While hiking around Gustavia, St. Barth's today we mentioned the same thing about "why doesn't everyone use solar power here??" Would have thought it would have caught on down here by now. Glad to see you found some that have! Best wishes to you both

  2. We just had the same thoughts as we motored up the ICW: why aren't all these houses, sitting on bare lots, covered in solar panels and/or solar water heaters??? And where are the wind generators? Such a waste.