Solar Center’s electric vehicle charging stations are up and running.
The Eaton stations were provided turn-key (equipment and installation) by Progress Energy. They will retain ownership and maintenance responsibility over the stations for 2 years while they collect data, after which point they become property of the University. Power for the stations comes from the Solar Center’s Research Annex, running through the solar array in the adjacent field (the stations are not solar powered). There is no cost to park or charge. The stations are located in the McKimmon Center parking lot, directly across from the Solar House. This location was selected due to high traffic at the Center and House, ease of installation, and accessibility by the public.