Duvall Fire Station 45 Dedicates Public Charging Station

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Sep 1, 2011

If you are headed for points northeast of the Snoqualmie River valley and you want to stop for lunch in Duvall, you can pick up some extra miles for free at the Duvall Fire Station at 1st and Cherry in the center of town.  There are places to eat just a block or two away, including an excellent Vietnamese restaurant just opposite the entrance to town on Main Street.  The city of Duvall did it right, with good way-finding signage and a great location for the Chargepoint America EVSE that has both a Level 1 outlet and a Level 2 J-1772 plug.  This project only came about because of the vision of now-retired Chief John Lambert, who put his own cash and labor into the project to help make it happen.  EV Support did the installation after spending some time tracing conduit from the parking lot back into the 2 year-old station that also sports a solar water heating system.  With a little persistence and some help from Chief Lambert and facilities manager Mike Besmer, a heavy-duty 100 foot snake made its way past a tight bend in the 2″ conduit and into an accessible junction box to complete the wire run.  Next time you are in Duvall, check it out!

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About The Author - Jeremy Smithson

Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

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