Fort Hood Neighborhood Gets Solar Power Tuesday

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FORT HOOD - Tucked away just to the east of the on-post neighborhood it'll soon help power, four gravelly acres have been claimed by about 3,000 solar panels.

To hear project organizers tell it, the hope is that the new solar park will spark an interest in renewable energy - not just at this behemoth Central Texas Army post, but at military facilities across the nation.

"We're hoping that more people will see it; that other places - not just Fort Hood ? but other bases...will see that this is a viable option and follow the example," said Sandra Swain, spokeswoman for Universal Services Fort Hood.

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