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Police and fire departments save with solar

By ThisIsReno


The City of Sparks Police Department on Prater Way is the newest home to a 350kw solar photovoltaic system that doubles as a carport for police and department employee’s cars.

Hamilton Solar, LLC. of Reno provided a turnkey service, handling design, structural and electrical engineering, site inspections and installation of the project.

The $1.75 million project was paid for through federal grants and rebates from NV Energy. The City of Sparks will save approximately $60,000 annually with reduced electric bills.

In addition, The City of Sparks and Hamilton Solar will break ground this spring on two 100kw solar panel projects at the Golden Eagle Regional Park.

Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority goes solar

Hamilton Solar installed a 684 panel, 157kw solar photovoltaic system at the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority’s Aircraft Rescue and Fire Facility. The solar system will reduce the annual purchased electricity usage by approximately 260,000 kWh and reduce the annual electrical utility cost by approximately $30,000.

About Hamilton Solar, LLC.

Hamilton Solar, a Reno based company, is Nevada’s solar electric leader. They specialize in design and installation of solar electric systems for residential, commercial, and governmental properties. For more information, please visit www.hamiltonsolarnevada.com, call (775) 747-6000 or email [email protected]


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