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 …