A Worldwide Community for Solution Oriented People
who believe in Clean Water, Clean Air, Clean Energy,
Optimal Health and Prosperity for All.
A Worldwide Community for Solution Oriented People
WHO WE ARE
Scott Antcliff, OPES Earth Founder, has long been involved in the renewable energy sector, water treatment, and clean air concerns.
His interest in solar began in 1980 when he was hired to manufacture and install solar water heating systems in the Arizona desert. The National Energy Act of 1978 had created a 40% tax credit for the purchase of renewable energy systems. In addition, Arizona offered their own 35% tax credit. Business was off the charts year after year and Scott personally installed approximately 500 systems and sold nearly as many units. Unfortunately, because of government inaction, the tax credits expired at the end of 1985 and nearly 100% of the solar companies were bankrupt within 6 months. The fledgling solar industry was killed.
When the solar industry fell on hard times, Scott moved on to water treatment. Growing up on a midwestern farm that had fantastic drinking water, he instantly became concerned about the low quality and horrible taste of chlorinated drinking water he encountered upon his move to Phoenix. He became an advocate and a leading salesman for the top water company in Phoenix with over a thousand system sales to his credit. Today, he still surveys the marketplace and finds the best cutting-edge technologies for businesses and homeowners. Water Is Life!
In 2011, an opportunity to move to Maui and return to the solar business arose and he took it. Working for the largest installer in the Hawaiian Islands, they installed ~1000 photovoltaic systems per year. Scott played a part in each system by building a monitoring system whereby each homeowner could monitor the performance of their solar system, be alerted when a malfunction had occurred, and keep them producing as much electricity as possible. It was extremely gratifying to help people eliminate their electric bills! Business was strong.
Hawaiian Electric supplies 95% of the electricity to the Hawaiian Islands. They were being hurt financially by the rapid growth of independent solar installers and sought to destroy them. Monopolies do not die easily, and this was never more apparent in Hawaii. Over a period of years, they were able to get rules and laws changed via the PUC (Public Utility Commission). Solar roadblocks were encountered everywhere. They made it harder for homeowners and solar installers to get permits, approvals, inspections, and finally, they eliminated the popular net metering program for buyers. Essentially this reversal made solar systems double in price overnight because homeowners were required to purchase expensive battery systems to store any excess electricity their system produced. This killed the solar industry in Hawaii. Layoffs occurred, companies went out of business, and once again we found ourselves at the mercy of a powerful corporation and their successful lobbying efforts.
It was apparent to Scott, We the People must take back control of our lives from ineffective governments, greedy corporations, and their lobbying efforts.
OPES Earth was launched to create awareness of these pressing problems and unite concerned citizens to make the changes necessary to insure a sustainable future. Mother Earth needs us to step up NOW!
OPES EARTH AMBITIONS
As the world gets hotter and more crowded, our engines continue to pump out dirty emissions.
There is nothing more essential to life on Earth than water.
The problems caused by our current energy production methods are vast on a worldwide.
Optimal Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Prosperity is a way of living and thinking that allows you the time, money, and freedom to enjoy life at your own pace.
In a sustainable society people are not subject to structural obstacles to good health. They are not subjected to undue influence by their leaders
SAVING EARTH SCORECARD
Plastic Water Bottles
Thrown Away in 2020
THROWN AWAY TODAY
Electric Vehicles on the Road
1 Billion Gas Vehicles
Tons of CO2 Emitted Today
51.24 Billion Solar Panels
would be needed to
Power the Entire World
only 3% of our Electricity
comes from Solar
Acres Lost in 2020
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What People Say
What we owe future generations is the subject of growing debate by economists, philosophers, ethicists, public policymakers, and academics of all stripes. But for me as a mother, the moral implications are very clear. We owe them clean air and fresh water, a healthy planet and a secure future.
I do believe that clean water is the most efficient way to change the world.
People with water-borne diseases occupy more than 50% of hospital beds across the world. Does the answer lie in building more hospitals? Really, what is needed is to give them clean water.
We buy a bottle of water in the city, where clean water comes out in its taps. You know, back in 1965, if someone said to the average person, ‘You know in thirty years you are going to buy water in plastic bottles and pay more for that water than for gasoline?’ Everybody would look at you like you’re completely out of your mind.