Sandoval County to save $10 mil by going solar

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Sandoval County is going solar to reduce energy use.

Crews installed new solar panels at Sandoval County Fire Station 21 today.

The station is one of 45 county buildings participating in the project.

By next year, it will help the county save more than 50 percent of its energy costs.

Roughly $6.5 million was invested in the project but a total of $10 million in savings are expected over the next 20 years.

“This overall program will virtually pay for itself with the solar piece in about 15 years,” said Director of Project Development Patrick Gibson.

The project began in February and should wrap up early next year.

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