The Amish community is best known to the non-Amish population for their horse drawn black carriages travelling along the roadways near to their communities. These carts are typically very utilitarian in design with black being the only color offered with no real creature comfort options.
The horses that pull these carriages work hard each day and are retired early more or less worn out from the chore.
Now, an inventor has come up with a version of the Amish wagon ( also in black) that requires no horse or fossil fuels but rather solar electric.
The design even includes a gps to ensure you do not get lost on the way to market.
It will be interesting to see, if this will be embraced by the Amish community or rather it is inline with their believe structure. I am sure the horses hope this is the case.
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.