Sponsors & Tour Sites Welcome for Oct. 2, 3 & 4, 2015 GEO Tour

SEE OVERVIEW OF THE 2015 GEO TOUR with links to this year’s event across Ohio.

geo-tour-banner

SPONSORSHIPS NOW OPEN FOR 2015 Green Energy Ohio Tour.

Owners of Solar, Wind, Energy Efficiency and Related Green Technologies REGISTER YOUR GEO TOUR SITE NOW for the 2015 GEO Tour. This year’s tour will be Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 & 4, with hourly time slots available for you to determine from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, or select times on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

If you were on the tour in 2014, we invite you to update your file (you must review and edit each page), by going to the Find My Site web page. You must enter the email address that you used to register the site in 2014.

If you were not on the tour last year, you will have to fill out a new registration form. Please do so at the New Tour Site web page.

Please register no later than September 7th to be on the Tour, or if you wish to purchase a photo slot for your site in our full-color magazine, the 2014 GEO News Magazine Tour Preview Edition, you must do so by September 7th. You can purchase a photo for the magazine.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Emily, Bill, Barry, or Corie at tour@greenenergyohio.org.

The October 3, 4 & 5, 2014 GEO tour presented 175 open houses in 31 counties featuring 10 green technologies and 10 guided tours with over 1,900 tour site visitors and 196 businesses represented. See the 2014 GEO Tour.

2015 Tour collage

Check Out the Latest GEO News Magazine Now On-Line

Green Energy Ohio News Magazine 

Ohio BuCover Pageyers Guide 2015 & Getting Started with Green Energy

This Green Energy Ohio News Magazine features GEO’s third Buyers Guide listing the 68 GEO Corporate Members with descriptions of their services and products that are building Ohio’s clean energy industry. Also included in this issue is a section Getting Started with Green Energy for both residential and commercial consumers.

See Cover Story: Be The Change by Bob Anderson in White House, Ohio, who recounts his solar journey resulting in a 12 kW solar array that instantly started his electric meter running backwards.  This issue also contains news stories, educational references, clean energy business advertising from across the state.   Check out this magazine and become a member today!

Read On-Line Page by Page

Read this issue as separate articles by clicking downloadable pdfs, or read page by page on the GEO News Magazine web page.

Thursday, September 10 Hear Architect & Solar Homeowner Jack Hedge on Paybacks

GEO Central Ohio Clean Energy Network Meeting
Hear Architect & Solar Homeowner Jack Hedge on…
Use of an Electric Vehicle Greatly Reduces the Return on Investment Period for a Solar Array
Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:00 – 11:00 am
Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. South, Columbus, Ohio 43235
FREE to the Public / Owners (or Potential Owners) of Electric Vehicles and/or Solar Arrays Welcome!

Jack HedgeIn the Midwest where electricity is relatively inexpensive, charging an electric vehicle from a PV solar array can greatly reduce the return on investment period for the cost of the solar array. Using the cost of gasoline saved over driving a comparable combustion engine vehicle and the cost of a PV solar array sized to charge the EV for a year the return on investment can be calculated.

In Ohio using a cost of $3.50/ watt for a PV solar array and $2.50 per gallon of gasoline the return on investment for a Nissan Leaf vs a Nissan Versa is 8.4 years, a Chevy Volt vs a Chevy Malibu is 7.53 years and a Tesla vs a Jaguar is 5.5 years. If the cost of gasoline goes up the ROI reduces. On average these 3 vehicles will divert an average of 5 tons of carbon per 12,000 miles driven.
From Jack Hedge’s technical paper presented at SOLAR 2015 at the National Solar Conference of the American Solar Energy Society at Penn State University on July 28, 2015.

August 2015 GEO Connections – Monthly E-Newsletter

2015 Tour Top Poster

Read Green Energy Ohio August 2015 Connections Monthly E-Newsletter
– Green Energy Ohio Tour Sponsorships & Tour Sites Welcome
– Upcoming Events in September
– Support GEO and Get Your GEO 15th Anniversary Commemorative Print

Visit GEO Booth Saturday at Grove City EcoFest

Grove City
DON’T MISS SATURDAY’S Inaugural Grove City EcoFest
Visit GEO Exhibit & Enjoy Sustainability, Entertainment, Education & Fun – See Details
Saturday, August 22nd 11am-7pm
Henceroth Park, 2075 Mallow Lane, Grove City
Come learn more about how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle making your city healthier, safer, and more attractive for your generation and more to come. This event will include a kid’s area, live entertainment, food trucks, and information booths from organizations such as ours! There will be activities for children and adults, including games such as an obstacle course, football toss, face painting, and much more! There will even be an opportunity to test drive an electric vehicle! So come out and visit the Green Energy Ohio booth and participate in a day of green fun and excitement!
Volunteers Needed for GEO Exhibit – Contact GEO Intern Ali Clunk at ali_clunk@yahoo.com