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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon each were presented Wednesday evening with the Utah Solar Energy Association's 2012 Solar Energy Champion award.

"Mayor Becker and Mayor Corroon are deserving," said Elias Bishop, the association's director. "They have promoted solar projects within their communities that have really helped advanced the industry."

The awards were given at the association's annual State of the Industry & Recognition event at the Holiday Inn at the Salt Lake International Center.