LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- The City of Las Vegas has completed an $8.2 million project involving the installation of solar panels in 16 city facilities. The project includes the installation of 33 "solar trees" -- pole-mounted solar panels designed to shade the plaza in front of the new City Hall and "artistically demonstrate the city’s commitment to renewable energy," according to a city press release.
The city will hold an event celebrating the completion of the project at 2:30 p.m. today, where city officials will receive a $4.4 million rebate check from NV Energy in recognition of its solar panel projects.
Solar panels have been installed at various city buildings, including eight fire stations, the Centennial Hills Community Center, and Lorenzi Park.
The city says that the solar panels will provide anywhere between 10 to 60 percent of the energy required to run each of these facilities.
The new City Hall will be completely open for business on Monday, Feb. 27.