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Officials throw switch on solar panels

Officials dedicated on Thursday a row of photovoltaic solar panels that now line the second story of the parking garage behind the state legislative building in Carson City.

The project, supported with part of the $8 million in federal stimulus given to the state for renewable energy improvements, included replacing fluorescent lamps with LED lights in the parking garage, which will save the state about $30,000 a year in energy costs. The solar panels will save $7,000 each year.

The project broke ground in September by contractor Reliant Electric, which is based in Reno.

Jim Groth, the director of the …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 19, 2010 03:07AM Published Nov 19, 2010 03:05AM Copyright 2010 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.