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12th Annual Green Energy Ohio Tour 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 3,4 & 5
across Ohio over 100 owners of solar, wind, and energy efficiency and related technologies held over 170 Open Houses showcasing their homes, businesses and other sites for this FREE and public educational event.  Read more in this colorful Tour Preview edition available on the Tour and on-line to right >. 

Green Energy Ohio
News Magazine
Volume 7 Issue 3

2014 Fall

Green Energy Ohio Tour  

Green Energy Ohio invites you to go on the GEO Tour with this Sites and Guided Tours Preview. Learn how to combat rising energy costs and reduce your environmental impact. Copies will be available at most GEO Tour Sites on October 3, 4 & 5, 2014.

News in this edition includes the new solar arrays across Ohio with an analysis of charging electric cars with solar power. 
Copies of the full-color, 48 page magazine are available at coming GEO events. [

See individual articles as .pdfs 

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

                                     See December GEO Connections E-Newsletter 
                                               Check Out GEO's Social Media Sites            

Ohio Clean Energy News    October News

Psst....Do you know about Ohio's CLEAN little secret?

Green Energy Ohio News Magazine:
1 of 15 Reasons GEO Makes Ohio Greener!
DONATE $15 to GEO's Fall Appeal
to Support Our 15th Year in 2015
Your Gift in Any Amount will be MATCHED up to $15,000!
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GEO produces four quarterly full-color statewide news magazines containing up-to-date regional news, case studies of renewable energy applications and green building techniques, GEO Green Pages which serve as a directory of GEO business members, and a special feature section for each 48-page issue. Each issue is available free to view on-line page by page or as individual articles - click on magazine issues below to read on-line. The magazine is provided as a GEO Membership benefit and distributed at GEO events throughout the year.

2014 Magazine Covers in photo collage & Links to on-line editions

Guide to Green Energy Financing Incentives - Winter 2014

2014 Spring Event & Worthington Green on the Green - Spring 2014

Ohio Buyers Guide & Advancing Green Energy with SB 310
- Summer 2014

2014 Green Energy Ohio Tour- Fall 2014

The magazine in 2014 was supported by 33 advertisers, as 33 volunteers authored one or more news and feature articles, in addition to GEO Staff. The 27 quarterly editions of the GEO News Magazine are the primary chronicle of Ohio green energy development since 2008.

See more about GEO's Fall Appeal [CLICK HERE]

Green Energy Ohio Revises Commercial Solar Thermal Program - Effective November 1, 2014:
The Rebate Program is now available for commercial projects, including educational institutions. Project application forms must be submitted in coordination with a qualified commercial installer.
Applying commercial installer must have a Power Business Membership ($500 level) or higher level GEO business membership to apply for the rebate and meet basic qualifications as indicated in the Application Form Part I.

This commercial program is designed to stimulate an estimated $500,000 worth of new commercial solar thermal installations in Ohio by offering rebates for up to 30% of the solar thermal project costs for fluid based systems that provide heating of potable water and/or space heating.

For more information [CLICK HERE], or contact Barry Adler at or call toll-free 1-866-473-3664.

Thanks to Tour-Goers, Sponsors, and Volunteers who took our 12th statewide Green Energy Ohio Tour!  Despite challenging weather, clean energy education took place at over 170 open houses at 110 tour sites and in 9 Guided Tours with solar, wind, energy efficiency and related technologies. The tour reached 31 Counties. 
See 110 Tour Sites on Ohio Map. See GEO Tour News Stories.

This FREE, public statewide event Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 3, 4 & 5 provided the unique opportunity for people to visit and talk with owners living and working with clean energy technologies.  

GEO Tour 108 Sites by Regional Photos (Click on photo to link to Site Descriptions)

Northeast Ohio - 43 Tour Sites in Photo Album

Northwest Ohio -9 Tour Sites in Photo Album

Central Ohio - 24 Tour Sites in Photo Album 

Southeast Ohio - 7 Tour Sites in Photo Album

Southwest Ohio - 26 Tour Sites in Photo Album

Thanks to the 2014 GEO Tour Sponsors!

Premier Sponsors:
R.J. Perritt Homes- Ohio's 1st DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles
Solar Power & Light - Antioch College's New 1 Megawatt Solar Farm

Featured Sponsors: Ecohouse Solar, KeyBank
Zane State CollegeThird Sun Solar & Wind Power,
Dayton Power & Light

Supporting Sponsors: Akron Zoo, Yellowlite, EverpowerVectren, Dovetail Solar & Wind, and Turner Foundation

National Solar Tour

The 12th Green Energy Ohio Tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society's National Solar TourGEO is the Ohio Chapter of ASES.

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AEP Energy will donate $30 to GEO for each 100% wind electricity enrollment 
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Recent GEO Central Ohio Clean Energy Network Expert Speaker Presentations:

See Dale Arnold's Ohio Farm Bureau Federation presentation from
Sept. 4 Tools Left in the Green Energy Toolkit after SB 310 GEO CEN Meeting [CLICK HERE] & his Summer GEO News Magazine Article [CLICK HERE].
See Christina O'Keeffe's MORPC presentation from August 7
Regional Energy Action Plan for the Columbus Region GEO
CEN Meeting [
CLICK HERE] & her Summer GEO News Magazine Article [CLICK HERE].










































































Enter 2014 GEO Fall Tour HERE 
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Ohio's Renewable Energy Installers
A directory of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Installers/Integrators 

2013 Green Energy Ohio Tour

2012 Green Energy Ohio Tour Week

2011 Green Energy Ohio Tour   2010 Ohio Solar Tour

                         2009 Ohio Solar Tour     GEO YouTube Video        

               Ohio Governor's Solar PV  Progressive Field Solar PV           

Check out Solar Maps @ NREL, Calculators @ PVWatts
PUCO List of Ohio Net-Metered Solar Projects

Check out Interactive Wind Maps from Ohio Power Siting Board's Web site @
Ohio Wind Resources Map 

Give to GEO 

Kroger Rewards

                 See State Wide Financial Incentives On-Line

                        Energize Ohio - EE & RE Incentives


 GEO's Mission:
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).

October 2014 Ohio Clean Energy News

What's the Future of
Ohio Clean Energy After SB 310?

 GEO Expert Speakers & August Articles:
GEO Summer News Magazine Articles on SB 310 & HB 483 
Introduction & US EPA Carbon Rule: Faye Spratley 
Articles by Experts:
Mark Shanahan     Dale Arnold    
Christy Omohundro     John Seryak     Steve Melink       
Scott Gerfen      
Trish Demeter       Bill Spratley     

June GEO Clean Energy Network Mtgs Expert Speakers
June 26 - Milford - 
Steve Melink
PD article on June 10 Meeting - Cleveland - Mark Shanahan

Cols Dispatch article on June 19 Columbus Meeting

SB 310 Signed in Law by Governor Kasich, Friday, June 13
GEO Letter to Governor Kasich
Requesting Vetoes of SB 310 and HB 483 Language

See News Stories - May-June-July-August on New Laws

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 GEO 2014 Spring Event
 Friday-Saturday May 2-3, 2014
  Worthington, Ohio
Sponsored by

Spring Event Web Page  
Spring Event Program
GEO News Release  GEO Annual Awards  
Spring Event Flyer 
GEO News Magazine 2014 Spring Event 


  SOLAR 2014 - ASES' 43rd National Solar Conference   
in conjunction with  
Intersolar North America

San Francisco July 6 - 10, 2014

See details on ASES web site [

GEO was Local Host for SOLAR 2007 [

2013 GEO Year in Review
Thank you GEO Volunteers, Sponsors, Partners and Supporters  for greatly assisting our dedicated, four person, part-time GEO Staff in 2013.
See 2013 GEO Activities [

GEO Strategic Plan Launched in 2012
New Strategic Goals for GEO in 2012-2014 were adopted [
CLICK HERE].  See 2012 GEO Annual Report reviewing the year's activities across Ohio [CLICK HERE

Mainstreaming Green Energy in 2011
Looking at some of the 2011 highlights, GEO thanks its hundreds of members, volunteers, partners and funders who helped expand Ohio's green energy market with educational events and activities  [

GEO's First & Next Decades of
Advanced Green Energy
See GEO 10th Anniversary Celebration on May 15, 2010 at Ohio State University! Check out our speakers, presentations and list of GEO' Decade of Non-Profit Service [



Podcasts of Going Green Public Radio
Series & Special Documentary:
The Greening of Ohio