NORTH VERNON – Nearly 75% of the buildings in the city have been converted to solar than planned. Mike Ochs, mayor of North Vernon, said: “We think we’re going to end it now, but we’ve had some delays.” Ochs explained that a major delay involved repairing some structures before the installation of solar equipment. “When we actually entered the building to do the job, sometimes there was a problem with the structure of the building itself, something that had to be repaired, which was a good thing in the long run, but repairs to some buildings Really slowed down, “Oakes said. Gallery continues the story below 1 of 2 The solar panels cover the entertainment area of North Vernon City Park, as the work still converts all shelters, entertainment areas, playgrounds and swimming pools to solar and LED lighting before the spring season begins. The solar panels cover the entertainment area of North Vernon City Park, as the work still converts all shelters, entertainment areas, playgrounds and swimming pools to solar and LED lighting before the spring season begins. In April, Northropon City Council decided to change the city of North Vernon’s urban buildings to solar energy. Soon after, Johnson Melloh Solutions contracted to convert urban buildings, street lights and park lighting to solar energy. The work of the North Vernon Fire Department to retrofit solar energy has been completed, as well as some of the city’s office buildings. Solar energy conversion work is being carried out in urban golf courses, water conservancy, sewer and park sectors. Sue Brett, North Vernon Project Director, said: “They will be back in the park next week to work on the building, and I look forward to lighting better in the building.” In the process of conversion to solar energy, indoor lighting in urban buildings will be replaced by LED lighting. LED lighting will also be used in park playgrounds, entertainment venues and city swimming pools. Solar panels are now lining the roofs of park shelters, offices and warehouses. “Some people say that each panel weighs 50 pounds and is full of panels everywhere, so yes, some buildings have to be re-implemented, but it will be worth it,” Bright said. “LED lighting is better, it will save a lot of money in the province, so I go all out, she said, I think the whole park will be more beautiful. Despite the delay, O’Hughs said he believes the entire project will be completed by the end of the spring sporting event, and Northern Vernon remains the first solar-powered city in Indiana. “Now we are waiting for Duke Energy to get in and finish their business and once they get the job done, we will be able to get the job done quickly,” he said.