According to Michael dEstries of ecorazzi.com (good gossip–we love it!) Patrick Dempsey is a star on the rise in the world of solar energy. Destries had this to say about Dempsey’s solar energy efforts:
“Back in June, Patrick Dempsey announced that global solar panel manufacturer Trina Solar would not only become a sponsor of his Dempsey Racing team – but also work with him to launch a new clean energy charity.”
Dempsey himself was quoted as saying, “I’m [sic] motivated by a personal interest in solar power as an energy solution.”
You can view the short film starring “McDreamy” here–and we think what he and Trina Solar are doing is especially dreamy!
Dempsey discusses the fact that so many people (billions with a ‘b’) are living in a world where the sun shines every day, but where electricity is scarce if it exists at all. He makes a great point–why should it be so easy for some of us to be able to take something as vital as electricity for granted when so many on this Earth don’t have access to it at all? Take a moment and imagine your life without electricity at all…
Now, thankfully, the “trend” of solar energy is coming on fast and furious. And here in Arizona things are no different. We live in a community whereby using solar energy we could save enough money on energy overall that the residuals could be used toward all kinds of good–be it housing those in need, educating young people, or providing health care to the needy.
We love this message from Patrick Dempsey and we love that more and more celebrities are getting behind solar solutions like his projects with Trina.
If this is not solar energy innovation we just don’t know what is. According to the Associated Press, an innovative and daring team of aviators will be flying their prototype solar-powered plane across the expanse of Switzerland.
Given the strongly risky circumstances surrounding such a pioneering endeavor, the team says that weather conditions will play a major role in deciding when the solar plane will take flight.
Pilot Andre Borschberg is planning to fly from Payerne to Geneva, Switzerland. This solar-powered 777 jet airplane named “The Solar Impulse” has big dreams — the ultimate goal is to fly it around the world. As if this was not enough of a challenge, Borschberg will then direct his flight path to Zurich, Switzerland — a daunting task akin to Lindberg’s flight across the Atlantic in the then innovative Spirit of St. Louis.
We at Adair Solar wish pilot Borschberg and the rest of the solar plane team the best of luck and look forward to hearing about their success story.