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COVER STORY:
Turning A Brownfield into A Solar Field

On July 23, 2014, the Toledo Zoo, Rudolph-Libbe and others dedicated the 2.1 Megawatt solar array on a brownfield site to supply 30% of the Zoo's annual electrical energy needs.

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

 

        Green Energy Ohio
          News Magazine
         Volume 7 Issue 2

            2014 Summer


Ohio Buyers Guide 2014 & Advancing Green Energy
           with SB 310 

Green Energy Ohio News Magazine features our 2nd Annual  Buyers Guide listing the over 80 GEO Corporate Members with descriptions of their services and products offering a premier guide to find renewable energy and energy efficiency companies, developers, installers, and energy services.

The feature section presents expert articles on Advancing Green Energy with SB 310 as the 12th annual, statewide GEO Tour approaches in early October.

Read about Green Energy News from Regions of Ohio and Statewide.  
Copies of the full-color, 48 page magazine are available at coming GEO events. [
READ EDITION ON-LINE]

See individual articles as .pdfs [CLICK HERE]

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

                                            
                                
   
Ohio Clean Energy News    September News
 
 
MARK YOUR CALENDER NOW! Take the 12th GEO Tour Across Ohio

Join GEO for our 12th statewide Green Energy Ohio Tour, as hundreds of volunteers help us present clean energy education via open houses at 100 tour sites with solar, wind, energy efficiency and related technologies. 

This FREE, public statewide event Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 3, 4 & 5 provides the unique opportunity for people to visit and talk with owners living and working with clean energy technologies.  Help us promote the Tour: GEO Tour Poster 

Design Your Own Tour

Enter this year's 
GEO Tour Portal Web Page for 2014 GEO Tour with 100 Tour Sites Across Ohio.

Use GEO’s interactive web site to select tour sites you wish to visit. You can search sites in a selected region or county.  See the 
GEO Tour Google Map in the Tour Web Site Search Engine showing sites for the entire state.

- Sites are listed alphabetically and may also be searched by types of technology (solar, wind, etc.) and types of site (businesses, homes, etc.). Each tour site gives a description by the site owner, directions and up to four photos. 

- The web site will create a Google Map of your personalized tour with directions between sites. Print out your planned tour and enjoy your green energy tour of the Buckeye State!

Guided Tours

GEO volunteers have helped us create interesting Guided Tours for visits to multiple sites across Ohio.  See the 
Guided Tours web page for more details. 

Thanks to the 2014 GEO Tour Sponsors!

Premier Sponsors: R.J. Perritt Homes and 
                                
Solar Power & Light

Featured Sponsors:
Ecohouse Solar, KeyBank
Zane State CollegeThird Sun Solar & Wind Power,
and
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.

- - - - - - - - - - - Coming Events - - - - - - - - - - -
                                          
See More About These September Activities at
GEO Events
September 16, 17 & 18 - GEO at Ohio Farm Science Review
September 17 & 18 - Cleveland Sustainability Summit 2019
September 30 - GEO Tour Kick-Off at OSU 4H Center

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GEO Offers 5-Day Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Certification Training
October 13-17 - Hosted by 
Parker Energy Solutions
        
University of Toledo Scott Park Campus of Energy & Innovation 
                                  Room 1080B
                                  2145 East Scott Park Drive
                                  Toledo, Ohio  43607  

Want to learn how to install solar panels? 
Want to become certified to work in the solar energy field?
In as little as five days you can realize your goal. Taught by ETA Instructor Jay Warmke, this course from GEO is designed for beginners with no
electrical experience. 

Previous experience with electronics/electricity is not necessary.  The last GEO solar training course  of 2014 consists of lectures (50%), as well as, hands-on labs (50%).   See more details [
CLICK HERE] 

Help the Environment -  Support GEO

See if you can save money on
Your Electric Bill and help the environment with 100% Wind Power 

-
AEP Energy will donate $30 to GEO for each 100% wind electricity enrollment 
                          
  
Switch, Possibly Save & Support for the Greener Good    
How GEO Benefits   
                                         
Switch Here 
 
 
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].
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

  

 

 

 

 

 

      


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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


   
Give to GEO 

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                 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).

  
September 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

See
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

 - - - - - - - - - - - - Recent Events - - - - - - - - - - - 
 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
in 

San Francisco July 6 - 10, 2014

See details on ASES web site [
CLICK HERE]

GEO was Local Host for SOLAR 2007 [
CLICK HERE]


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 [
CLICK HERE]

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  [
CLICK HERE].

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 [
CLICK HERE]



 

 

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