Electric-Car Charging Station Comes to Downtown Martinsburg

By KIRSTIN GARRISS | kgarriss@whag.com

Published 07/18 2014 08:08PM

Updated 07/18 2014 11:28PM

MARTINSBURG, W Va. - In downtown Martinsburg, the city's first free, public solar-powered electric car charging station is up and running.

It’s located in the East Burke Street parking lot in downtown.

The project is financially supported by Mountain View Solar, a Berkeley Springs, W Va. based solar PV installation company, who installed the equipment and solar panels on top of the outbuilding.

Mountain View Solar officials said those solar panels will product clean energy and could generate surplus electricity that is expected to save the city on utility costs.

This is also the first free public-access car charging station in a municipal parking lot in the Tri-State area.

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