The "Solar Power Pole" was developed by Advanced Technology & Research Corp. (ATR), an engineering and manufacturing firm based in Columbia. It moves as the sun crosses the sky (because of the earth's rotation) to maximize its photovoltaic electricity production. Two charging stations, like the shown here in Bethesda, are installed at CCBC Catonsville and will be installed at 40 locations across Maryland.
Photo courtesy ATR
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