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OSU Extension Energy Outreach Program

Welcome to Energize Ohio!  The work presented here is a compilation of the OSU Extension Energy Outreach Program (OSUEEOP) and the Energize Ohio OSU Extension Signature Program, both are a source for non-biased, research-based information addressing Ohio’s evolving energy landscape and critical energy issues impacting Ohioans. 

The energy library has a wide variety of energy programs and resources including fact sheets, bulletins and videos. A searchable database of energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives can also be filtered to meet individual needs. 

News

  1. Solar Energy

    Another step forward for a promising new battery to store clean energy

    May 22, 2019

    Researchers find way to build potassium-oxygen batteries that last longer

    Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation’s power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops.

  2. Landowner Considerations for solar lease agreements

    Feb 12, 2019

    Large solar facilities with a generating capacity of 50 MW or more must obtain a certificate from the Ohio Power Siting Board.  As of February 2019, nine large scale solar cases representing 1,249 megawatts of potential capacity were submitted to the Ohio Power Sitting Board and either approved (3) or pending (6).  As a result of this development trend, many Ohio landowners are being approached to lease their land for large scale solar development.  Solar leases are complex long-term commitments with various

  3. Existing Infrastructure Ready to Support Electric Vehicles?

    Dec 4, 2018

    While, many regions already have sufficient electric generation capacity to charge electric vehicles (EVs) during off-peak hours, a rapid increase in EVs will likely increase electric demand.  However, the required investments may be smaller than it appears and fuel costs savings could offset infrastructure investments.