Dedication of Boone Community Solar Station at Depot Street on Friday Afternoon

Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:39 am

The new solar canopy and electric car charging station on Depot Street in downtown Boone. Photo by Landon Pennington

The Town of Boone, Climate Voices US and Collaborative Solar invites the community to the Boone Community Solar Station dedication. The event begins at 4 p.m. on April 22 at the solar station in the Town of Boone’s Depot Street parking lot. The dedication will be followed with a community celebration hosted at Lost Province Brewing Company from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The Boone Community Solar Station not only creates energy from a renewable source, but it also offers residents and tourists access to an L3 charger where they can sustainably fuel electric vehicles. The solar station is just one example of how sustainable energy practices are being implemented in our community.

“Our goal is to stay ahead of the curve and catalyze vehicle electrification.” said Landon Pennington, president and owner of Collaborative Solar. “In addition, we hope this structure acts as a visible reminder to people that the energy we consume comes from somewhere. While it often comes from traditional polluting sources, we do have the power to choose and support more responsible options such as solar.”

The solar station is a result of the collective efforts of the Town of Boone, Climate Voices US and Collaborative Solar. It was also supported by New River Light and Power, Mr. Dick Robb and the Park Foundation, Susan Adams, and more than 20 local businesses and individuals.

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