North Vernon celebrates first steps to solar power

North Vernon officials are celebrating their first solar-powered building.

The North Vernon Fire Department had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon for the solar-power system for the station. Kurt Schneider, vice-president of Johnson-Melloh Solutions, the company hired by North Vernon to help facilitate the changeover from conventional to solar-power, talks about how the city-wide project is going:

Schneider, says that solar lighting of city facilities will be done by the end of the month:

Mayor Mike Ochs says that he is proud of the project and the fact that it will save money for taxpayers.