PINKHAM NOTCH, NH-Continuing its historic role as a proving and playground for new and evolving technologies, the Mt. Washington Auto Road will be hosting a new “Alternative Energy Weekend-The Powers That Be” event on September 14-15, 2013. Given the proliferation of vehicles on the road fueled by alternative sources, this event will bring together examples of what technologies are currently available on the open market, including electric, propane, bio-diesel, compressed natural gas, hybrid electric, as well as inviting entrepreneurs who are developing their own versions of alternative power.
Categories of vehicles welcome to participate include cars, trucks motorcycles and bicycles, although unique one of a kind creations are also encouraged. An Energy Expo Exhibit area is planned, which will include vehicle manufacturers, related alternative energy businesses and historic vehicles which have ascended Mt. Washington by other than gas powered engines. Exhibits and information regarding other sustainable energy sources will also be featured, including hydro-electric, wind power, solar power and geo-thermal.
Various related organizations and interested individuals on a statewide, regional and national level are planning to participate and others who are interested are invited to contact the Mt. Washington Auto Road to discuss the possibilities.
“The Mt. Washington Auto Road has seen the evolution of transportation play out on its eight mile path to the summit. Considering that the first motor vehicle to ever go up was a steam powered Stanley Locomobile in 1899, it seems very appropriate that we showcase how alternative energy technologies have evolved since then,” said Howie Wemyss, General Manager of the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.
For more information about the “Alternative Energy Weekend–The Powers That Be” event at the Mt. Washington Auto Road call (603) 466-3988.