Salt Lake City opens new solar farm

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 27, 2013 at 4:01 am •  Published: November 27, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City has opened a new solar farm at that will be used to help power the city's new police and fire headquarters.

City officials held a groundbreaking event Tuesday at the site, which is a former landfill. There are 3,000 solar panels on four acres. It will produce 1 megawatt of energy.

One of the features of the city's new $125 million police and fire headquarters downtown is that it is energy-efficient. The building's roof is covered in solar panels.

The city says they will produce as much energy as the building uses thanks to solar energy coming from the new solar farm and the panels on the building.

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