Friday, December 10, 2010

Solar Panels on Carports

Las Vegas Install Solar Panels on Carport

December 9, 2010 - Numerous cities across the United States are taking action to implement alternative energy technologies that simultaneously bring a wealth of green jobs into their local communities, namely by supporting green industries. The city of Las Vegas, Nevada, has taken a particularly noteworthy step by choosing to install solar panels on top of prime real estate for energy generation—the roofs of carports.

Besides supplying solar power to the Stupak Community Center to which the carports are connected, the photovoltaic panels will also serve as serve as several charging stations for electric cars, reports journalist Alan Choate in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Choate also observed that funding for the project was obtained by the city from a particular stimulus bill grant provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, “which requires elements of a project to come from domestic sources.” {continued}

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