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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
[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. [

See individual articles as .pdfs [CLICK HERE]

                                       Check Out GEO's Social Media Sites            

Ohio Clean Energy News   June News  July News  August News
 See August GEO Connections E-Newsletter
Sign-Up Your Site on the Oct. 3, 4 &5  GEO Tour NOW

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GEO Booth at 2014 Green Homes Summit, August 22-23, Sharonville Convention Center

Are you aware of the best green practices, want to learn more, committed to being an industry leader, or new to green?  Come see GEO's booth at the 2014 Green Homes Summit!

The Green Homes Summit is the region’s foremost event to promote the awareness and adoption of residential building and renovation practices leading to healthy, energy efficient, and environmentally responsible dwellings.

Your hosts, the USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter, Efficiency First Greater Cincinnati and RESNET invite you to two rewarding days of insightful seminars led by industry experts and an array of innovative products & services exhibits at the upcoming Green Homes Summit 2014. Because of the relevancy & quality of presentations, professionals can earn CEUs approved by RESNET, GBCI, AIA, BPI, GreenStar and NARI!

Tools Left in Ohio's Green Energy Toolkit after SB 310 

GEO Central Ohio Clean Energy Networking Meeting
Thursday, September 4, 2014   8:00 - 10:00 am
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Scioto Conference Room
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Join GEO to hear from Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director, Energy, Utility and Local Government Policy elaborate on his article in the Summer GEO News Magazine where Dale discusses:
> on-site generation;
> customer friendly interconnection;
> net metering,
> demand side management/energy efficiency;
> leases, easements and energy
> contract provisions;
> Ohio Power Sitting Board jurisdiction;
> local zoning;
> tax/finance;
> landowner and community groups;
> community aggregation (see PUCO Ohio Map below);
> Federal Processes: Ohio involvement in PJM Grid; and
> Federal EPA carbon reduction guidelines.

Read Dale's article [CLICK HERE].

GEO's Bill Spratley will also update the 2014 GEO Tour  [CLICK HERE]. 

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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 [

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    
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          GEO Fall Tour 
                     Friday, Saturday & 
                               Oct 3, 4 &  5, 2014

Join GEO for our 12th annual, statewide tour in partnership with the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour.  As Ohio's green energy market grows, please consider joining GEO in our annual statewide tour event to showcase our dynamic industry!  August 18th Cleveland Plain Dealer Tour Story

We need tour sites, volunteers and tour sponsors!  See more at 
2014 Tour Overview  See on-line Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration Form.  We would be happy to discuss the best fit for your company and provide sponsorship benefits to maximize your investment. Contact us at: 614.985.6131 or

Our free and open to the public Tour was the largest in the country the last three years featuring solar, wind, energy efficiency, biomass, electric vehicles powered from renewable energy sources, and sustainable green technologies that can help consumers reduce their energy bills and promote a cleaner energy future. Based on last year’s post-tour survey: 
     * 59% responded that they were currently exploring renewable energy or energy efficiency for their homes or businesses. 
     * 37% plan to invest in the future.  
     * 80% were more likely to pursue renewable energy or energy efficiency after going on the Tour.  2014 Tour Portal (under construction). 


Donate to GEO 

Ohio's Renewable Energy Installers
A directory of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Installers/Integrators

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 

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).

June 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