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A Green Masterpiece, the world-class Toledo Museum of Art is free to the public hosting two large solar arrays on the main museum roof and the parking lot canopy totaling over 500 kW or a half megawatt of solar power. Learn about energy efficiency and clean energy generation at the TMA in cover story Historic Toledo Museum of Art Building Routinely Goes “Off the Grid” after 20 Years of Implementing Green Initiatives by Kelly Fritz Garrow. The museum's uniquely beautiful Glass Pavilion will host the
March 27, 2015 GEO Workshop on Ohio's Big Solar Business.   

Green Energy Ohio
News Magazine

Volume 7 Issue 4

2015 Winter

Ohio's Big Solar Business:
Commercial & Community Applications

Green Energy Ohio invites you to learn about the state's 25 largest solar arrays and the emerging issue of "Community Solar" in this edition and at GEO's Big Solar Workshop March 27 at the Toledo
Museum of Art.

News in this edition includes local community and corporate solar and wind installations across Ohio 
Copies of the full-color, 48 page magazine are available at coming GEO events. [READ ON-LINE

Click here for individual articles as pdfs

Learn more about advertising opportunities in this exclusive, statewide renewable energy magazine. [CLICK HERE]  7,000 copies distributed across Ohio!                                                        

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Advancing Ohio Green Energy

 Statewide Conference, Spring Tour, Reception, Banquet 
Saturday, May 2, 2015   10:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Fawcett Event Center, The Ohio State University
2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
On-Line Banquet & Early-Bird Conference Registration
Ends Tuesday, April 28 - Register Now!


Join GEO's 15th Anniversary Celebration as we present educational events for consumers, business and students on solar, wind and energy efficiency to build a greener Ohio.  
Megawatt Sponsor: Hecate Energy
Green Star Sponsors: Energy Optimizers, USA & Solar Power & Light
Supporting Partners Clean Fuels OhioOhio Interfaith Power & Light
The May 2nd Events include:
 Spring Tour/EV Tour del Sol at OSU - 10:00 am-12:00 Noon

Advancing Ohio Green Energy Conference 1:00 - 5:30 pm
Learn from 18 Expert Speakers on Key Green Energy Topics

Networking & GEO Annual Awards Reception 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Cash bar and hor d'oeuvres in Green Expo & Awards Presentation

GEO 15th Anniversary Banquet - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Meet and hear Keynote Speaker David Wilhelm, Hecate Energy
Adventures in Solar: Ohio to Tanzania

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities    News Release
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GEO & ETA Offer 5-Day Solar PV Certification Workshop 
     May 11-15 - Melink Corporation (Cincinnati Area)
5140 River Valley Road, Milford, Ohio 45150
Green Energy Ohio Class Is Taught by ETA Instructor Jay Warmke.
Want to learn how to install solar panels?  Want to become
certified to work in the solar energy field?  In as little as
five day you can realize your goal.

This course is designed for beginners with no electrical experience. 
Previous experience with electronics/electricity is not necessary. 
The course consists of lectures (50%), as well as, hands-on labs
(50%) See more details CLICK HERE.

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Do Your Homework While Investing in Renewable Energy

Monday Evening, May 18, 2015, 7:00 to 8:30 PM       Free to the Public
GEO Northeast Ohio Clean Energy Network Meeting
Sustainability Center, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds 19201 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Join GEO to hear from Dale Arnold discussing how advances in technology have made renewable energy equipment, particularly for solar and wind, more practical than it was just five to 10 years ago. Farm, small business and residential energy consumers looking to invest in this technology need to think the same way as they would when purchasing a major piece of farm equipment or real estate.  Register for Free at

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2015 GEO Events

Ohio's Big Solar Business:
Commercial & Community Solar Applications
Green Energy Ohio Statewide Workshop
Friday, March 27, 2015   8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43620
Supported in part by the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund
of the Toledo Community Foundation 
  125 attendees learned about Ohio's growing large commercial solar arrays and how emerging community solar policy can provide green power to Ohioans.

Workshop in the news: Toledo Free Press  Toledo Blade  
Toledo City Paper  Alt Energy Magazine  Bloomberg

See GEO Study Summary of Ohio's 25 Largest Solar Arrays CLICK HERE
To better understand Community Solar CLICK HERE. Speaker Bios
Supporting Partners for Workshop are the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Great Lakes Renewable Energy Assn. (GLREA), Electric Auto Association of Northwest Ohio and GG&T Solutions for Education

Solar Power World Video at GEO's Ohio Big Solar Workshop


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Green Energy Ohio is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio.  GEO is the Ohio Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES).



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