CAPON BRIDGE — The River House will show off a new rooftop solar array to the public twice next week.

The nonprofit arts center will hold a ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, with a reception following.

Then on Sunday, Oct. 28, a 3:30 p.m. an open house will allow installer Mountain View Solar of Berkeley Springs to educate the curious on solar installations.

Mountain View provided the 8-panel array to The River House through a community give-back program when it installed solar panels at 8 River House supporters’ homes. The firm will donate additional panels to The River House for new installations that join the program.

The array produces free electricity for The River House and puts clean power on the electric grid.

Mike McKechnie, president of Mountain View Solar, and donor Booth Dyess will speak at the ribbon-cutting. Members of the West Virginia legislature and Capon Bridge Town Council have been invited.

“Every dollar we can save on overhead costs like electricity allows us to put money back into our arts and music program,” said River House Executive Director Johanna Murray.

The River House is located at 24 Rickie Davy Lane. 

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