1. Wind + Solar

    Oct 15, 2018

    A renewable energy developer seeks to build Ohio’s first wind-solar hybrid project that would produce enough electricity for nearly 175,000 homes.  Click here to read the full article, Pairing Wind + Solar for Cheaper, 24-Hour Renewable Energy on Inside Climate News.   

  2. Solar Farms and Pollinator Gardens

    Oct 3, 2018

    A Vermont solar developer is utilizing portions of a solar site to establish a healthy pollinator-friendly ground cover. This approach can reduce the long-term mowing costs associated with solar projects while improving soil quality, storm water management, and providing critical habitat necessary for pollinators to thrive. Click here to read the full story from the Rutland Herald

  3. New Solar Manufacture Lands in Minnesota

    Sep 25, 2018

    Heleine Inc. has invested $18 million to acquire a 25,000 square foot factory to manufacture photovoltaic solar panels in Iron Range, Minnesota.  The facility is expected to be fully operational in October, 2018 employing roughly 120 workers with a 5 million in payroll.  The facility is one of the most efficient solar manufactures in the country, able to produce 1,300 panels a day.  Read the full story from MPR News.    

  4. 2018 Long-Term Forecast Report Of Ohio Power Company

    Sep 24, 2018

    American Electric Power (AEP) recently filed an amended long-term forecast with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. The report outlines the a plan for AEP Ohio to procure at least 900 MW of economical renewable energy generation in its service territory.  To read the full story on UTILITY DIVE please click here.  

  5. FirstEnergy Customer Assistance Programs

    Mar 16, 2018

    There are many programs available to Ohio customers who are having di culty paying their electric utility bills. Please review the programs in this brochure to see if they may help you or someone you know. 

  6. Extension Resources – Solar Electric Investment Analysis Bulletin Series

    Sep 20, 2017

    Evaluating the financial investment in solar requires careful consideration of system costs, the value of production, and operation and maintenance costs. Unfortunately, some proposals are hard to understand making it difficult to make fully informed investment decisions. To help simplify the key considerations of evaluating a PV solar project, the University of Wyoming and Ohio State University partnered to develop a bulletin series that clarifies the information and assumptions that are essential to the assessment process.

  7. Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program

    Jun 9, 2017

    Farmers are constantly striving to eliminate unnecessary energy expenses, while still maintaining a safe and productive business. Upgrading lighting, ventilation and other critical systems with more energy efficient options is one way to reduce your overhead, improve production and boost profitability.  AEP Ohio’s Agricultural Energy Efficiency Program provides cash incentives for customers that reduce their electricity consumption by installing more energy efficient equipment.

  8. Solar Electric Investment Analysis Bulletin Series

    Sep 12, 2016

    Photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly common sight on urban rooftops and rural properties across the U.S. The declining cost of equipment and installation makes installing a behind-the-electric-meter (net metered) solar electric system enticing for many homeowners, businesses, non-profits, and agricultural producers.

  9. LED Light Bulbs Save Money

    Apr 20, 2016

    When one small business in North Dakota switched from incandescent to light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs, resulting in significant energy savings, the owners doodled smiley faces onto the electric bills being reviewed by an energy adviser.  Click Here To Read More  (NDSU Agriculture Communication - April 1, 2016)  



  10. OSU Green Home Workshop

    Mar 22, 2016

    To help Ohioans to make informed decisions on adoption of green home designs and technologies, OSU is initiating its first Green Home Workshop with support of an OSU Engagement and Impact Grant “Establishing a Green Home Technology Center: An OSU and Community Partnership.”  The ultimate goals of the workshop are to help Ohio homeowners to reduce home energy consumption, improve indoor air quality, and achieve a healthy and sustainable living. 

    Register by April 28th, 2016