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Maria Higuera

I'm gratified the state is taking steps to harness our ample sunshine. I look forward to a future without exhaust from cars and trucks. Well...I look forward to a future. Fingers crossed.[smile]

david cartwright

What an insult to the dead. If you know there is a cemetery that was abused for a government building, how about making amends and restoring the cemetery. This is disgraceful. At least we have finally come to respect the remains of native people...sort of. Time to respect the remains of other people as well.

William Craig

The PERA parking lot has been a big eyesore in the heart of town for ½ a century, along with the power lines on Paseo de Peralta in the background of the photo. Why make it worse?

“Initially expected to cost $1.6 million at the PERA Building, the project move could cost the state ‘a few hundred thousand’ more . . . Meanwhile, the state has two other solar carport projects progressing . . . The Chino project costs about $700,000 and the Runnels project costs $6.9 million . . . ”

Seriously? How long until any of these projects return the investment?

Matthew Rawlings

A $6.9 million dollar carport?!! Nothin but the best for NM's state employees.

Paul Davis

In case you missed it, it's completely covered in solar PV panels, and will generate a significant amount of electricity.

Paul Davis

Apparently about 9-10 years:

"When the project is completed later this year, it is expected to reduce electric bills for the buildings by 50 percent and save the state more than $1 million annually.

Total cost of the carports at the Montoya, Simms, PERA and Chino buildings is $9.7 million."

https://apnews.com/article/michelle-lujan-grisham-state-governments-new-mexico-santa-fe-37a4edc8ea23eaa62995704f8148fcc7

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