Morgantown to have W.Va.'s 1st solar farm market

3/3/2013 8:15 AM
By Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A nonprofit group that promotes alternative energy in Appalachia has donated a solar array for Morgantown's new farmers' market.

Aaron Sutch of the Mountain Institute says Morgantown Market Place will be West Virginia's first solar-powered farmers' market. The array on the new pavilion should be completed in March and will include an electric vehicle charging station.

The array has 12 panels with a capacity of more than 3 kilowatts.

The project was developed with two West Virginia companies, the Downstream Strategies environmental consulting group in Morgantown and Mountain View Solar of Berkeley Springs.

Sutch says the market is a great way to demonstrate clean, locally produced energy.

The farmers' market is open every Saturday morning from May through October, and some winter weekends.

___

Online:

http://morgantownfarmers.org/


Are you knowledgeable about the beneficial insects that inhabit your property?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure

User Submitted Photos

View photos      Submit your photos

7/29/2014 | Last Updated: 5:15 PM