What happens in Las Vegas shouldn’t always stay there. For example: In 2016, all of the city’s government facilities became powered entirely by renewable energy. The 10-year project culminated when a large solar array, called Boulder Solar 1, went online in December, allowing the city to buy enough carbon-free electricity to power all of its 140 buildings, streetlights, and other facilities. The power comes from a mix of solar panels and hydroelectric turbines, including those at the Hoover Dam. The cost savings are expected to be roughly $5 million USD a year, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
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