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Five-year-old Alden Webb, grandson of Yavapai County facilities Director Ken Van Keuren, takes a turn shoveling dirt following Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for a solar field and parking canopies at the Camp Verde Detention Center. VVN/Bill Helm

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Yavapai County first: Court, jail going solar

Yavapai County government is joining the growing number of solar plants, starting in Camp Verde.Yavapai County officials broke ground on a solar panel array to generate power for the Yavapai County Jail and Superior Court building. The pilot solar system will take advantage of the solar placement to shade vehicles in the court building parking lot.