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New Solar Panel Parked Atop BWI Garage

LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — A parking garage at BWI airport is home to a new solar power array.

Airport officials plan to unveil the new 505 kilowatt system atop BWI’s Daily Garage on Thursday. The project is a joint venture between BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport and Pepco Energy Services.

The solar energy system was built on a canopy on the top level of the nine-story garage. The system is tied into the airport’s electrical distribution system and power produced by the solar panels will offset power the garage’s electricity use.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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