The Current Situation-Corona Virus

BLOG MAY 12 2020

There are 328,200,000 Americans. CV-19 people today sick is at 1.4M and 82,000 deaths. The 1.4M is about .004265 of the American people, or .4%. Point 4%. Less than half of one percent. The crashed economy affects at least 99% of 328,200,000 citizens. Maybe a little less. Say 98% or 321,636,000 are suffering. US population in the great depression of 1929 was at 122,000,000. The immediate research found says 40,000 died then over two years – most by suicide. Death by virus will likely climb to 130,000 until it is under control, projected at a shorter period of time. What’s the comparison? Now to the near future 130,000 / 328,200,000 = .039. In 1929 40,000 / 122,000,000 = .032. With both incidents the death rate count is less than one half of one percent.

In this current situation, May 2020, disease and sudden, shocking, financial poverty, isolation, and deprived connection to spiritual sources, our churches, combine. It becomes more than two problems, it becomes four. And the cure for the disease is to shut down the sources of physical, mental and spiritual survival, hence no personal contact, and no production. Physical, mental and spiritual poverty results! The solution to the virus is making, creating really, a much bigger problem, because of the quadruple negative effects potential.

The math is actually a no brainier as to what should be done. People have to be allowed to produce for their survival. For their mental and spiritual well- being. With the barriers removed, and practicing new social behaviors, four problems become one, and the one remaining is diminished by correct practices. Can we tolerate less than one half of one percent so that 328,070,000 people can survive in a civilized society?

Yes. It is factually the greater good. This is a much enhanced scenario. A much more pro survival solution. So why the great promotion of fear? The mass media. If it bleeds it leads. Ratings. Simple as that. And there may be something deeper, but whatever that may be, I cannot control it. And until I can, I continue to work, to determinedly flourish and prosper, and where I can, to help others.

Sherry Faust, CEO
Energy Systems LLC

3 Reasons to Invest in Renewable Energy Now


by Sherry Faust, CEO
May 11, 2020


Based on many years as an entrepreneur, a VP Marketing for Fremont Bank (the only remaining CA community bank formed in 1964), the owner of a construction company, and the owner of a private school, having much experience in wholesale and retail sales, and a specialty in data evaluation, my ability to observe and evaluate markets has held me in good stead.  My capability in projecting future behavior of my own participation in markets is general, not necessarily granular, but has resulted in success in all of my endeavors, hence my confidence in offering my opinion based on those experiences.

The World Resources Institute May 5, 2020 article* “3 reasons to invest in renewable energy now”, concentrates on the benefit of stimulus investment and impact on climate change due to the CV-19 interruption, and to which I heartily agree, since it’s basic message is part of ESLLC Mission Statement.  However, it is my postulate that there is another benefit to investment in solar energy for profit, for return.  Challenge Americans with a huge threat to their survival and freedom, and the country comes together, as occurred in the American Revolution, 1918 pandemic, Pearl Harbor, WWII, 9/11, naming a few.  In early 2020, given the country’s economy has crashed for most of the last three months, the push and drive over the next quarters in all industries will accelerate with hard work and determination to make up for those lost months of return.  My agreement with Trump is not total by any means, however I do agree with his statement, likely from close adviser, Larry Fink of Blackrock, Inc**.  The cure cannot be worse than the problem.  The machine will soon go into high gear to make up for the current freeze in production.   Demand will be hitting highest levels in the second quarter 2021, just when ESLLC’s current 20MW project comes on line at COD.   Many small businesses may go under due to CV-19, but this will not impact the rest of the engine gearing up for, and surpassing, the 2020 loss and creating huge demand for energy.  American’s are smart people, there will be changes to social behavior, but it is certain Americans will not stand for an outrageous defeat by a bug!!

*There are many such articles on the net reflecting the time is right for investment in renewables.
**BlackRock, Inc. is an American global investment management corporation based in New York City. Founded in 1988, initially as a risk management and fixed income institutional asset manager, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with $7.4 trillion in assets under management as of end-Q4 2019. Wikipedia