We’ve already touched on the value that solar power will have on a zombie planet. Now one small town is taking major step towards keeping the lights on when the dead rise.
On the edge of the Mojave Desert, the town of Nipton, California is almost completely powered by an 80-kilowatt solar installation. When the rest of the world is plunged into the dark ages, Nipton will still have all the comforts of modern life. Solar power means easy refrigeration, water purification and pumping, tool recharging, weapons manufacturing, and enhanced food production and procurement. Furthermore, Nipton’s isolated location and rugged population of just 250 make it even more ideal for zombie survival.
One potential danger is the unwanted attention electric lights can attract, signaling desperate humans and zombies from great distances in every direction. But the natural defenses of an expansive landscape, and the heavily armed population, suggests that Nipton is an example of the kind of community that could make it through the worst of the coming zombie plague.
Is your town up to the challenge?