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Solar panels stolen from Colo. gas well sites

PARACHUTE – Deputies in western Colorado are investigating the theft of 22 solar panels from natural gas well sites.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department said Monday Williams Production reported the panels were stolen from well pads near Parachute, about 170 miles west of Denver and 45 miles west of Glenwood Springs.

The panels are used to power processing and communication equipment. No cost estimate was immediately available.

It’s at least the second theft of solar panels from western Colorado this year. In late May, 30 panels were taken from a recreation center in Carbondale, about 10 miles southeast of Glenwood Springs.

They were later found on a truck in Aspen, but no arrests have been made.

Information from: Post Independent,

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