Famous Las Vegas sign will soon be powered by solar panels
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Another change is in the works for the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.
By the beginning of next year, it is going green.
Not the light bulbs, which happens on St. Patrick's Day, but the sign itself. It's going to be completely powered by solar panels.
The Clark County Commission approved a plan to install solar trees nearby, allowing the sign's neon and incandescent lights to run solely on harnessed solar energy.
The project is being funded by donations from the Consumer Electronics Association, NV Energy and a grant from the Las Vegas Centennial History Grant Program.
Ground breaking for the project will begin this fall with anticipated completion around the first of the New Year.