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Downtown El Paso Building Runs On Solar Energy

Downtown El Paso Building Runs On Solar Energy

POSTED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:01pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:26pm

Solar powered rooftops are not a thing of science fiction. It's a reality in downtown El Paso.

The 18th floor of the El Paso Electric's Corporate Headquarters on Stanton street, has 120 solar panels. A field of panels that size can generate enough power for slightly more than a dozen homes for an entire year.

Nationally, solar usage is at just 1 to 1.5 percent. Here in Far West Texas/Southern New Mexico, the solar usage is well above 3%. This project is just the start of a bright future for businesses and residents in the Sun City.

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