Unexpected Darkness and Introduction

My name is Jason, a design engineer living in Canada. One evening, as I was deeply engrossed in working on my design project at home, our entire town was suddenly plunged into darkness due to a power outage. This was a huge setback for me because, without power, I couldn’t use my computer to continue my work. My project was extremely important, and facing this sudden challenge, I felt an unprecedented level of despair. However, I decided not to give up; I needed to find a solution to this problem.

Light in My Neighbor's House

To ease my anxiety, I decided to take a walk. When I got to my neighbor’s house, I was surprised to see that their house was lit with warm light. I thought, “Has the town’s power been restored?” Hopeful, I hurried back home, only to find it still engulfed in darkness. This made me even more desperate. But at the same time, I was curious: Why did my neighbor have power?

Revelation of the Solar Power System

I knocked on my neighbor’s door to ask how they managed to have electricity during the outage. They showed me their home solar power system, which served as a backup power source, not only ensuring their power supply during outages but also helping them reduce their electricity bills. Hearing their explanation, I was both surprised and excited. This was exactly the solution I had been looking for!

Completing the Project by Borrowed Light

That night, I used my neighbor’s computer to complete my design project. At the meeting the next day, my design was the only one that was complete and received unanimous praise from the client. Ultimately, my proposal was selected. I am extremely grateful to my neighbor and thankful for the solar power system that helped me.That night, I used my neighbor’s computer to complete my design project. At the meeting the next day, my design was the only one that was complete and received unanimous praise from the client. Ultimately, my proposal was selected. I am extremely grateful to my neighbor and thankful for the solar power system that helped me.That night, I used my neighbor’s computer to complete my design project. At the meeting the next day, my design was the only one that was complete and received unanimous praise from the client. Ultimately, my proposal was selected. I am extremely grateful to my neighbor and thankful for the solar power system that helped me.

The Challenge and Achievement of DIY Solar Power System

After learning that a professional home solar power system could cost up to $15,000, I decided to try making one myself. After some research and preparation, I started designing and building my solar power system. I opted to make a larger spherical solar collector because I believed it would capture more sunlight and thus generate more electricity. It was this decision that led to my costs being 40% higher than initially expected, totaling $983. Although this decision stretched my budget, seeing the system successfully power my home made it all worthwhile. My two air conditioners, a television, and a refrigerator all ran seamlessly, making me incredibly proud of my achievement.

Sharing the Light with Every Household

Having gone through all this, I’ve come to deeply appreciate the value of a home solar power system. It can provide a stable power supply for areas that frequently experience power outages and is suitable for households that need continuous power, such as those with medical devices, or for those who wish to reduce their electricity costs and pursue an eco-friendly lifestyle. I’ve decided to share my discovery and creation with every household in need because I believe every family deserves to enjoy this gift from the sun.