Energy Expo at Dexter Town Hall

    DEXTER — An energy expo will be held at the Dexter town hall on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. till noon, hosted by the Dexter-Dover Area Towns in Transition (DDATT).
    The theme of the exhibits will be homeowner scaled electricity generation, but many other aspects of energy will also be represented.

    There will be a discussion of the existing electrical power grid (how it works, what happens when one part fails, how it gets repaired, etc.); artwork of how our use of electricity affects our community and resources; weather forecasting and its usefulness in short and long-term preparation for storm related electrical outages; simple photovoltaic (PV) circuits for homeowners; information on reducing your houses’ energy consumptions by energy audits, insulation and tightening up infiltration points; and how to get available financial help from local and state agencies to do this work.
    There will also be a demonstration on using a solar oven to cook and solar panels to make hot water, fun-for-the-family activities involving energy awareness, a discussion on how to live off-grid and more.
    In the afternoon, a carpool caravan will visit three different small-scale photovoltaic house systems in Dexter, Garland and Pittsfield to see some of the possibilities and challenges of generating your own electricity.
    The expo is free to the public and donations are gratefully accepted. DDATT is a local organization dedicated to increasing the area’s natural resource productivity, especially in ways that improve our way of life and decrease dependence on imported fossil fuels.
    For information about being a vendor for the expo and getting on the DDATT emailing list for all future events, call 277-4221, or email

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