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By Lily Martin
Staff writer 

Burns putting grant toward solar


Last updated 9/15/2020 at 3:56pm

Kevin Wilson

Mario Valencia of Clovis installs a bracket to eventually mount a solar panel in the parking lot of Burns Do It Center. Quasar Solar of Clovis was installing a structure that would provide covered parking for customers with more than 100 solar panels on the top that would provide power for the hardware store. The crew anticipated completing the project sometime today. The project is funded through a USDA grant. See more on the grant on page 11.

CLOVIS - John Burns, owner of the Burns Do It Center hardware store in Clovis, was awarded a $20,000 grant Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America Program.

The store is putting the grant towards purchase and insta...

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