You’ve prepared your stockpile and water, and have enough guns and ammo to defeat an army of intruders. You made you house uninviting, but did you hide your energy sources?
Protecting renewable energy sources through deception may seem somewhat counterintuitive at first glance, but many of the best strategies are exactly that.
Thinking outside the box does not come naturally to most people or it would be commonplace, which it is not.
When I write of renewable energy, I am writing specifically about personal, camp, home, retreat or small groups of installations such as solar, wind, micro hydro, geothermal, biomass, biodiesel, or grain alcohol. The first step to succeeding at protecting a renewable energy source is to select a source that is both available and that lends itself to protection via the employment of deception.
Measures necessary to protect your renewable energy resource will vary greatly depending on the type of renewable energy you produce. That’s because some installations clearly lend themselves to deceptive strategies, such as concealment or mobility, more readily than others. While it may be a simple matter to hide a micro hydro installation, hiding the crops that provide biodiesel or alcohol may not be possible. Windmills can be mobile, while geothermal installations cannot.