Iconic Lights of Vegas to Go Solar

Iconic Lights of Vegas to Go Solar

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Vegas sign-Flickr-cc-wbeemAt the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is getting even more fabulous: The power source is going solar.

Monday, officials broke ground at the site of the 50-year-old landmark and promised the makeover, with construction of renewable energy solar trees, will be completed in early 2014.

The Las Vegas sign was built 53 years ago by Western Neon. The local businessman, Ted Rogich, later sold it to Clark County, Nevada.

(READ the story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal)