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Bowling Green Conference: Building Big Solar Across Ohio

GEO Bowling Green Conference
Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Stone Ridge Golf Club,Bowling Green, Ohio
AGENDA – Featuring 20 Expert Speakers – 10 Trade Show Exhibits

CONFERENCE IN THE NEWS: Cleveland Plain Dealer (2),  Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune (2)Toledo BladeBowling Green Sentinel-Tribune (1),  Cleveland Plain Dealer (1)Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune (1), Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune (2), BG Independent News – See all chronologically at GEO in the News

Key solar energy developments across Ohio was discussed by 20 expert speakers on Thursday, August 25th at the Green Energy Ohio’s Building Big Solar Across Ohio Conference. 

“This was the most comprehensive look at solar energy across Ohio ever presented – showing the statewide extent of currently operating solar energy systems and the growing list of solar installs expected in coming years,” said Bill Spratley, GEO Executive Director.

Ohio Counties Solar MapsGEO’s new study of Ohio solar analyzed the state’s 25 largest solar arrays as of May 15, 2016 and presented the first-ever county-by-county survey of installed solar in an August 16th GEO News Release.

August 25th Conference topics included:
– A more in-depth look at Ohio’s 25 largest solar installations and installed solar in Ohio counties in recent GEO solar analysis;
– Ohio’s largest solar installation of 20 MW, now under construction at Bowling Green;
– The state’s first “Community Solar” projects by municipal and rural cooperative utilities; and,
– How large-scale solar battery storage and solar tracking systems are operating in Ohio.  August 10th GEO News Release

GEO-summerCOVER (2)Read the 34th quarterly, full-color edition of the GEO News Magazine, Summer 2016 now on-line showcasing  Building Big Solar Across Ohio. This comprehensive review of current and future Ohio solar energy sites – big and small – also includes regional clean energy news.

“Very large and commercial size solar electric systems are rapidly rising up across Ohio,” said Bill Spratley, GEO Executive Director, “and Ohio’s first Community Solar Projects are moving forward.” “Bowling Green, AMP and Next Era are now constructing Ohio’s largest solar field (20 megawatts) near Bowling Green which will highlight this conference. Other large municipal power solar installations at Minster (4.3 megawatts) and Clyde, Ohio (3.6 megawatts) will be featured along with new solar deployment to Ohio’s county governments and rural electric co-operatives.”  August 1st GEO News Release

One-Day Solar Overview Course – Dayton (Sept 14th)

Join Green Energy Ohio for this coming educational events in GEO Connections:

GEO 1-DAY SOLAR ELECTRIC PV WORKSHOP Sept 14, 2016 (8 am – 5 pm) 2015 PV Training collage
University of Dayton
Featuring Solar Educator Jay Warmke
Basic But Comprehensive Overview of Solar Electric Photovoltaics
See More Details & REGISTER NOW:
– GEO Member Workshop Registration $100 registration fee (includes lunch)
– Non Member Workshop Registration $120 registration fee (join GEO today and save $20 on this workshop)

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5-Day Solar Electric PV Certification Workshop – Cleveland (Sept 19-23)

GEO 5-Day Solar Electric PV Certification Workshop
Monday, Sept 19th through Friday, Sept 23rd (8 am – 5 pm)

Featuring Solar EdSolar Installucator
Jay Warmke
Held in Cleveland area (details to come)

See details and REGISTER NOW – Seats are limited.

What Solar PV trainees say about this course:
> “Even though retired, I love learning.  Have not dealt with electrical knowledge since high school.  How could I ever make an intelligent decision based on something I learned 45 years ago?  Thanks so much!
> “Good info. Learned a lot. Food good. Location good. Cost good.”
> “I enjoyed the class.  Learn something new on what industries are using -like new products.”

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Worthington Solar Co-op Meeting – August 4th, 6 pm

August 4, 6 p.m.OH-SUN Sales Lines
Worthington Presbyterian
773 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085
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Neighbors in Worthington have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier while building a network of solar supporters.

Local non-profit OH SUN is helping homeowners organize solar co-ops across the state.

To learn more and register for an information session, visit:

Questions? Email: solarteam@ohsun.org

See news story on this event:

Worthington group planning bulk buys to get deal on solar
Columbus Dispatch, August 6, 2016
Kelsey Husnick

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