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      Salem VA Medical Center Adding Six Acre Solar Field

      Salem, VA - The Salem VA Medical Center is installing 6,000 solar panels to help with energy costs.

      The panels are going on a six acre closed landfill.

      Each panel can produce 270 watts of direct current electrical power, which means it will produce 10% of the medical center's annual electrical load.

      Not only will it save money, but it frees up some space on Apco's electric grid.

      The whole project costs around $5 million.

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