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GEO Events: Near CINCINNATI March 31 & in COLUMBUS April 7

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

GEO 1-DAY SOLAR ELECTRIC PV WORKSHOP March 31, 2016 (8 am – 5 pm) 2015 PV Training collage
Near Cincinnati at Melink Corporation, 5140 River Valley Road, Milford, Ohio 45150 
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)   See Next GEO Solar PV Workshops near Cincinnati & in Westerville.

OHIO GREEN ENERGY POLICY CONFERENCE Hosted by GEO
Thursday, April 7, 2016 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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See Conference Details as we organize this statewide event.
FEDERAL POLICY: Act on Climate – Build 50% Clean Energy in America by 2030; Support the US EPA Clean Power Plan; Promote the Extended Tax Credits for Solar and Wind
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STATE POLICY: Restore Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards; Establish reasonable Ohio wind farm set-backs; Insure fair renewable energy net-metering rules

LOCAL COMMUNITY POLICY: Community Choice Aggregation Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Community Solar; Solar Cooperatives (OH-SUN); Voluntary Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

See GEO 2016 Policy Agenda and Policy Recommendations

Ohio Green Energy Policy Conference April 7, 2016 Hosted by GEO

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2210 Fred Taylor Drive, 
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES    ♦    ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

Green Energy Ohio (GEO) will conduct an all-day Policy Conference on key green energy policy issues on Thursday, April 7, 2016.  The Conference will feature issues affecting the everyday actions of the Buckeye state’s community leaders, professionals, policy makers, business owners, media, educators and students.  Networking opportunities across this spectrum of attendees makes the policy conference a unique venue for all involved in “lessons learned” dialogues about successes, barriers and new opportunities.

GEO 1-Day Solar Electric PV Workshop by Jay Warmke

WALK-IN SEATS AVAILABLE FOR THIS THURSDAY’S GEO 1-Day Solar Electric PV Workshop Featuring Solar Educator Jay Warmke
February 11, 2016 (8 am – 5 pm) City of Westerville Electric Division  139 East Broadway Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 

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A Basic but Comprehensive Overview of Solar Electric (PV) – Register online:
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)

SOLAR POWER IN MENTOR

SOLAR POWER IN MENTOR – GEO Northeast Ohio Clean Energy Network Meeting
Thursday, January 28th (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road, Mentor
Over 60 people attended this event to hear Green Energy Ohio’s residential solar experts.  
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  • What’s happening with the Mentor Senior Center Solar Collectors?
  • Does solar really work in NE Ohio?
  • Why would I want solar?
  • Can a solar electric system be financed and made affordable for me?
  • Will it pay for itself in my lifetime?
  • Is there a BIG picture in the immediate future here that includes electric cars?
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Come to our evening talk to get answers to these questions and more. Learn how you, your family, your friends, and your community can achieve energy independence
Speaker Agenda:
INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR IN NE OHIO (20 minutes)
Tom Rapini, Mentor resident and Green Energy Ohio volunteer
  • What’s up with the Senior Center Solar Collectors?
  • Solar energy potential
  • What is Net Metering?
  • The Green Energy Ohio annual solar tour
SOLAR INSTALLATIONS ARE ALL AROUND YOU (10 minutes) Valerie Garrett, Mentor resident, GEO volunteer and sales exec. for Dovetail Solar
  • Declining costs of Solar electric systems
  • Improved financing options for solar electric systems
  • Examples of solar installations happening all around you in NE Ohio
IMPROVING THE PAYBACK ON YOUR SOLAR INVESTMENT (45 minutes) Jack Hedge, Architect and Green Energy Ohio board member
  • Putting solar electric on your residence
  • The economics of Solar electric systems
  • Dramatically improving the financial payback for a solar electric system by using it to charge an electric car
WRAP-UP, QUESTIONS (15 minutes)