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With projects popping up across Nebraska, future of solar power brightens « Back to Search Results

On an old gravel parking lot on the north edge of town, a pioneer in rural economic development is trying to show how solar energy could reduce electric bills.

Mounted on four rows of steel racks, 8½ feet high and covering an area the size of a football field, shiny black panels of photovoltaic cells soak up the afternoon sun.

In the center, an array of meters and junction boxes hum away, documenting a flow of electricity that can power about 32 homes.

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Falls City is the county seat of Richardson County. The town square is the hub of business, government and professional services. Falls City is focused on revitalizing its downtown district and in 2010 was welcomed into the Heritage Nebraska Main Street Program. Visit the Falls City Chamber of Commerce/Main Street website to learn more.