Old Lyme’s Solar Team is busy preparing for the final Solar Workshop planned for Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall. Solar Power and Electric Vehicles are a natural pairing and the team sought out a few display vehicles. But as they saw the vehicles their enthusiasm grew … as did the number of vehicles!
Stephen Dix of the Solarize team says “Many of us grew up in the 1960s knowing all the specs and styles of all the muscle cars that “scooped the loop” in our town. Coming from Michigan, many of my friends worked for GM and we saw the great ones like the Old’s Toranado and the Chevel SS 396 as soon as they rolled off the line.” He adds with a smile, “There’s a new form of muscle car today – and it can be sun powered … the only real question is which one fits your life style.”
So far the team has Electric Vehicles from BMW, VW, Nissan, Chevy, Ford, Toyota, and Mercedes. Jean Dailey will also bring her electric Smart Car and discuss her plans to use her solar array to power her commute.
The plan calls for the Old Lyme Town Hall parking lot to be closed off from traffic so residents can browse the vehicles. Visitors to the event are requested to come in the front of Town Hall and register. Solar Installers will be on hand and can discuss how a Solar System can power your transport needs.
The Solarize team will be ready to discuss how to access installers, how to finance a system, accessing state and federal incentives, how solar impacts the value of your home among other things. Residents are invited to drop in learn and explore.
To learn more about Solarize Lyme and Old Lyme, visit this link.