Western Nevada College broke ground Wednesday on a solar energy project that is expected to save the college as much as $28,000 each year in electricity costs.
Black Rock Solar of Reno, a nonprofit corporation that seeks to expand the use of renewable energy, is working with WNC to install a solar panel system on the Carson City campus.
The 200-kilowatt array will be built on the western side of the 200-acre campus, behind the Aspen Building. The site is surrounded on three sides by undeveloped college property.
Upon completion of the project, WNC will receive an incentive payment …