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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 will hold over 160 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 September 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 News Release  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- 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.

- - - - - - - - - - - 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 [

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].










































































Enter 2014 GEO Fall Tour HERE 
                                      Donate to GEO 

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).

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

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

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