Well, it’s official: Mira Loma Park is the most energy productive public park in Nevada with the installation of the Evance wind turbine (seen in photo, right). The 5-kilowatt Evance wind turbine at the park will generate, according to a release from the city of Reno, the equivalent of 10 percent of the total park load and will power the picnic area and lighting. At 1 p.m. on April 22, Reno City Councilmember Jessica Sferrazza, NV Energy representatives and APS Energy representatives will dedicate the turbine.

“The turbine will be the first, largest, most aesthetic, and most unique wind system in a Nevada park,” claims the blustery release. Still, there will likely be some interesting stuff to discuss at the dedication. Mira Loma Park is at 3000 S. McCarran Blvd.