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A GEO for All Seasons: Fall 2016 in “Battleground Ohio”

Support GEO & Help Us Advance Green Energy Across “Battleground Ohio”

While the Nation (and World) watch the daily news and polls on the Presidential Election in “Battleground State Ohio” until early November, educational non-profit Green Energy Ohio (GEO) is focused on moving clean energy forward.

Ohio’s Green Energy Future Conference: New Leadership & New Strategies



GEO Columbus Fall Conference
Ohio’s Green Energy Future: New Leadership & New Strategies

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Friday, November 18, 2016
8:30 am to 9:30 pm
Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 North High Street         
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Greenest Hotel in Columbus at LEED Gold

Ohio’s Green Energy Future Conference: New Leadership & New Strategies will focus on opportunities and barriers for forward-looking policy and financial strategies to develop the state’s solar and wind energy market in 2017 and beyond.

After Ohio’s “battleground” election on November 8th followed by a “lame duck” state legislative session, as the political smoke clears, the question remains: As the 7th largest state, how can Ohio be a green energy leader?  Join us  for some fresh perspectives as GEO brings together key players in Ohio’s green energy issues and industry on November 18th.


  • Successful green energy strategies moving the market forward in 2017
  • Barriers & opportunities for siting, financing & policy for large-scale & community wind and solar projects
  • Technologies, policy and trends driving Ohio’s green energy market
  • Legislative outcome from the daily Ohio news stories about clean energy (see articles below)


This business-to-business event will be attended by solar, wind and energy efficiency developers, community organizers, electric utilities, financiers, renewable energy installers, and contractors along with manufacturers, retailers, government officials, educators, farmers and consumers who are part of small and large-scale green energy solutions across Ohio.  See Agenda & Speakers in GEO 2016 Conferences on Policy April 7 & Big Solar August 25.

REGISTER TO ATTEND NOW!  Don’t miss this great networking opportunity on Ohio’s green energy future!

BECOME A SPONSOR or EXHIBITOR for this informative post-election event!  The deadline to register as a sponsor or exhibitor is October 14th.

  • Opportunities include Presenting Sponsor, Conference Partners, Megawatt Sponsors, & Exhibitors
  • Sponsors receive conference registrations, exhibit space, promotional & magazine recognition and more

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 – Presentations Now On-Line – 10 Trade Show Exhibits

CONFERENCE IN THE NEWS: BG Independent News (2), 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 (1), Washington Times, Youngstown Vindicator,  Ohio Farm Bureau Federation See articles 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.   Afternoon Conferees in “stretch” photo below.

“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

2016 Fall Green Energy Ohio Tour


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Saturday & Sunday, October 1
& October 2, 2016

GEO held a small Fall Tour in conjunction with with the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) National Solar Tour over the weekend of October 1 October 2.  GEO will continue to host a larger Spring Tour over the first weekend in June!  This FREE fall statewide event featured guided and open house tours in the Central and Northeast regions of the state and highlighted homes, businesses, and public places that are using green technologies such as solar, wind, biomass, green design, energy efficiency and more.  Each Tour was made possible through local volunteers that present their hands-on experiences with clean energy technologies to interested Tour visitors.

Tour Photos above from Licking County Guided Tour on October 1st along top row with photos from the October 2nd Spratley Residence Tour on bottom row:

See More Details on Tours in Central and Northeast Ohio.

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