Pulling up to the solar pumps at the Westport, Connecticut railroad station. It's electric! And solar-powered, too. (Jim Motavalli photo)
If there’s such a thing as a plug-in paradise, it’s something like what I encountered at the the train station in Westport, Connecticut on a recent frosty Saturday morning. Not only was the parking lot abuzz with electric cars, including Teslas, Fiskers and Volts, but they were availing themselves of free electricity from a 27-kilowatt solar display mounted on the station’s roof.