Solar panels going up on city buildings

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A previously approved plan that will allow many city-owned facilities to be partly powered by the sun saw a new partner added to the contract Tuesday night.

Milpitas City Council voted unanimously to authorize the city manager to execute a 20-year power purchase assignment agreement with Fresh Air Energy-II LLC, also known as Ecoplexus Inc., to allow a third-party firm to be part of the project. The city's initial agreement with Ecoplexus was approved in May 2011.

Integrys Solar LLC, a subsidiary of energy holding company Integrys Energy Group of Chicago, will now assist in the installation of solar panels at the city's Gibraltar Water Pump Station, Milpitas Sports Center, Ayer Pump Station and Main Sewer Pump Station, among other sites.

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