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The solar panels on top of the Red Wing Fire Hall require no maintenance now that they have been installed, Deputy Public Works Director Jay McCleary said.

Fire Department feels a different heat: Red Wing's first solar panels producing electricity

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The first project of Red Wing's four-part solar energy plan has been completed.

The solar panels that were installed a month ago atop the fire station are now generating electricity. Jay McCleary, deputy director of Red Wing Public Works, said the project "went pretty smooth."

Officials first seriously discussed using solar energy in 2011. Less than two years later, the city is producing solar energy.

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