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Jun 13, 2011 11:18 AM by Matt Stafford

Air Force Academy celebrating the opening of new solar array

Many of us have watched the new solar array sprouting from the ground of the Air Force Academy alongside I-25, just north of the N. Academy Blvd. exit. Today officials are celebrating its completion and getting ready to "flip the switch."

The array is expected to generate about 6-megawatts of solar-generated energy. It will tap into and help supplement Colorado Springs Utilities.

Monday evening on News First 5 we'll talk about the project, as well as the impact this facility will have on our local energy grid.

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