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Municipal and Non-Profit Solar Co-op

Cuyahoga County is pleased to announce our Local Government, Non-Profit, and School District Solar Program. The Solar Program is a County Cooperative Purchase Program where a Political Subdivision, Non-Profit, or School District may purchase equipment, materials, supplies or services on the same terms and conditions as the county with selected vendors who are awarded contracts with the county. This program allows for accessibility to pricing and third-party ownership not typically available to these solar projects.

The City of Lakewood recently passed legislation to install solar on four city buildings through this program, without any upfront costs. Through the Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA), Lakewood will install 691 kW systems for 10.8% of their energy use and save almost $600,000 over a 20-year period.

For more information on this program, please contact Mike Towarnicky at (216) 698-2473 or MTowarnicky@cuyahogacounty.us.

Solar Panel Installations on County Buildings

The Department of Sustainability, in partnership with AEP Onsite Partners, LLC, is bringing energy savings and clean energy to the County through the installation of solar panels on three County buildings.

As part of our Climate Change Action Plan, the County is committed to adding more renewable energy into our properties and working to provide energy savings at all levels of the County.

All installations are expected to be complete by Spring 2020. The solar panels are expected to yield a total of 1,147,000 kwh of energy.

The following properties have or will have solar panels installed:

The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter

9500 Sweet Valley Dr., Valley View 44125

Animal Shelter Solar Panels

Number of solar panels installed: 222

Panels will account for 13 percent of the total load for the Animal Shelter.



The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office

11001 Cedar Ave., Cleveland 44106

Medical Examiner Solar Panels

Number of solar panels installed: 488

Panels will account for three percent of the total load for the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Harvard Road Garage—Coming Spring 2020

2501 Harvard Ave., Newburgh Heights 44105

Harvard Road Garage Solar Panels

Number of solar panels to be installed: 1,948

Panels will account for 25-30 percent of the total load for the Harvard Road Garage.