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  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)  



  6. 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

  7. Growth in PV Solar Results in New Safety Awareness

    Mar 7, 2016

    More Ohioans are investing in photovoltaic (PV) solar systems to power their homes, businesses, and agricultural operations than ever before. Photovoltaic solar projects certified by Read more…

  8. Key Considerations to Help Evaluate an On-Farm Solar Energy Proposal

    Dec 2, 2015

    Agricultural producers are constantly looking for ways to reduce their input cost as a means to stabilize production cost.

  9. Stone Laboratory Research Brief - Renewable Energy Development: Aiding Public Officials in the Decision Making Process

    Jul 29, 2015

    In Ohio, county commissioners are faced with the difficult decision of approving or denying alternative energy zones in their community. This decision can generate millions of dollars in local tax revenue, but will alter the landscape of the community for decades.  

  10. 2015 National Extension Energy Summit

    May 21, 2015

    Here is a link to the exciting video of the recent National Extension Energy Summit in Seattle sponsored by Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest and WSU Extension. The April 2015 event brought together Extension professionals and clean energy advocates from 31 states and Washington D.C. to share their work and ideas around sustainable and renewable energy, home and farm energy efficiency, biomass energy programs, and other clean energy areas.