News 4-25-07 Solar Panel

4/25/07 - EVENTS CENTER TO GO SOLAR - A massive 3,000 square foot solar panel will be installed on top of the Reno Events Center, and will provide 29.6 kilowatts of energy. Today the Reno City Council accepted a grant that will allow a $148,220 rebate from Sierra Pacific Power Company (SPPCo) for the purchase and installation of the photovoltaic solar system. The $250,000 solar project is already included in the Event Center budget.

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Posted by: Justin - 4/26/2007 8:18:57 AM
Very cool! I'm glad we're seeing an increase, no matter how small, of more energy-efficient design and technology. This region is ideal for solar and wind power. I still can't figure out why we don't have more wind mills.