Euclid City Hall and the city library are getting an assist from the sun for electric lighting.
Ohio Cooperative Solar, an employee-owned solar installation company, has completed massive solar panel arrays on the rooftop of each building.
The nearly 700 solar panels will generate a maximum of 155,000 watts and, over a year, will contribute between 10 percent and 15 percent of the power needs of each building, said Cliff Wood, chief executive officer of the cooperative.
The city dedicated the projects Tuesday.
Mayor Bill Cervenik said the solar arrays, the white roofs on city buildings, and Lincoln Electric’s new wind turbine all send a message about the city.
“They all save energy and are good for the environment. But our goal in Euclid is to create jobs, to send a message to the alternative energy companies that Euclid and Northeast Ohio is a place in which they should locate,” he said.