Chattanooga: North Shore site installs solar parking system

A North Shore shopping center has installed a solar photovoltaic parking structure system that its officials call the first of its kind in the area.

Officials at the center, 2 North Shore on Manufacturers Road, said the system is projected save an estimated $10,000 annually.

Also, the firm Ecotality has installed 5 charging stations under the solar parking structure which houses 12 spots.

"We are excited about capturing solar energy on our property," said Steve Arnsdorff, owner of 2 North Shore. "Our goal is to contribute to a community that is centered around sustainability and adding solar and electric vehicle charging stations just made sense."

Sustainable Future of Knoxville designed and installed the system for 2 North Shore.

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