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7:54 am
Wed March 16, 2011

Albuquerque Airport To Get More Solar Panels

KRWG News – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRWG) Albuquerque's international airport will be getting $2 million to install more solar panels on its parking structure.

The federal government has already contributed at least $2.4 million toward outfitting the parking structure with solar panels.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman announced the latest round of funding Tuesday.

The New Mexico Democrat says the panels help the airport generate its own electricity and reduce its operating costs.

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