Charles Commissioners break ground for solar energy project

La Plata, Md. - On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Board of Commissioners joined with Tesla, Inc., and the Department of Public Works, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new solar canopy project.

The project will include installing solar canopies for County Government Building, Circuit Court, and District Court parking lots. The solar canopies will provide environmental benefits, electricity cost reduction, and shade for vehicles in the parking lots.

PICTURED (left to right): Art Swann, Department of Public Works; Millie Knowlton, Tesla, Inc.; John Stevens, Department of Public Works; Commissioner Bobby Rucci (District 4); Commissioner Debra M. Davis, Esq. (District 2); Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1); Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy; Commissioner Vice President Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed. (District 3); and Deborah McCrossin, Tesla, Inc.

Photos of the event are available online at

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