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SEATTLE -- Seattle City Light and the Seattle Parks Department are teaming up to power up the park.

Jefferson Park, the once sealed off location of city drinking water reservoirs, is now a major open space. The reservoirs were capped and buried under grassy fields where people play soccer, Frisbee, even cricket. Now, three picnic shelters will contribute to all the energy at the park.

They are equipped with solar panels made by a local company, Silicon Energy. The panels allow light through while capturing it for power.

The panels go on line March 21.

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