A new video by Trina Solar Limited features actor and race car drive Patrick Dempsey discussing the benefits of solar power and the difference solar power can make to communities of the traditional energy grid.

The video — titled “Plug It In, Light It Up” — is worth watching. It’s a quality production with a good message. Nevermind that Dempsey’s profession — race car driving — requires an obscene amount of oil, both for fuel and the production of the race car tires that they burn through with every handful of laps.

Does this mean Dempsey has abandoned his wastrel ways? Doubtful. But at least he’s getting behind a good message.

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