Jun 12 , 2009
Post by Dan Kolbet
This Saturday you can stop by Moscow Building Supply – we’ll be handing out free energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and low-flow shower heads, while supplies last.
 
Avista's Sun Car
Also on display will be the Avista Sun Car. If you haven’t seen the car, you’re missing out. The idea that you can run your car on electricity (almost entirely) is pretty cool idea. You might say, “Sure, says the guy at the electric utility . . .” And you’d be right. We have a little vested interest in the future of this technology, which is part of the reason we’re testing the cars.
 
If, in a few years or a decade, just a small percentage of our customers are using electric cars, it may have great implications to our electric grid and how utilities deliver electricity. We want to be ahead of the game and ready to deliver.
 
The sun car is Toyota Prius hybrid that has been converted into a plug-in electric car powered by solar panels located on top of our corporate offices in Spokane. The panels are part of a project we’re conducting to explore renewable energy options for customers and to provide information about incorporating renewable energy into everyday life.
 
So if you can, stop by Moscow Building Supply, 760 N. Main St., Moscow, Idaho on Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. We’ll have representatives on hand to answer any question, as well.
Published: 6/12/2009  11:26 AM | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

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