Distributed solar – houses, neighborhoods, businesses, roofs of skyscraper, condos, apartment blds., big box stores and their parking lots (the Institute for Self Reliance calaculated years ago how just covering parking lots could produce as much power as was being used nationally, while protecting cars and shoppers from weather) – could not only produce more than the electricity we use today, but also confer energy independence as well as independence from corporations and government, a key conservative principle.