Green Energy Ohio Tour offered in Northwest Ohio Oct. 4-7Written by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The public has an opportunity to expand its knowledge about green energy by participating in the 10th annual Green Energy Ohio Tour Oct. 4, 6 and 7 that will showcase solar, wind, biomass and geothermal energy efficient features in homes, businesses, farms, public buildings and utilities.
The open house tours, presented by Green Energy Ohio, will be held in Northwest Ohio and other regions of the state. All tours that will occur at various times are free and open to the public.
Open house tours in the Northwest Ohio region, both guided and self-guided, will take place at 11 designated sites in Maumee, Oregon, Perrysburg, Archbold, Lima, Pettisville, Tiffin, Van Wert and Upper Sandusky. Site owners and Green Energy Ohio members will conduct the open houses and guided tours.
A free guided tour of several green energy sites within the Toledo area is available Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The local tour will begin and end on the Toledo campus of Owens Community College on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
Green Energy Ohio Tour participants should park in Lot H and meet at the college’s wind turbines at 8:45 a.m. which are located adjacent to the Industrial and Engineering Technologies Building on the Toledo campus.
Northwest Ohio’s 11 open house sites will feature photovoltaic, wind, solar thermal and passive solar, among other alternative energy technology. The Northwest Ohio tour is being coordinated by Owens CC.
The regional sites include:
Oct. 4 from 2-4 p.m. at Cooper Farms on Convoy Road in Van Wert
Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 1-4 p.m. at Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center on Lime City Road in Rossford; Little Portion Green on St. Francis Avenue in Tiffin; the Farley residence on Mandell Road in Perrysburg; and the Gerad residence on Hawthorne Drive in Lima
Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wyandot Solar Farm on County Highway 44 in Upper Sandusky
Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haney residence on River Road in Maumee
Oct. 6 from 1-4 p.m. at Owens Community College
Oct. 6 from 1-2 p.m. at Archbold Area Schools on Lafayette Street in Archbold
Oct. 6 from 2-3 p.m. at Pettisville Local Schools on Summit Street in Pettisville
Oct. 7 from 1-4 p.m. at the MacIntosh residence on Foxridge Lane in Oregon
The 2012 Green Energy Ohio Tour is presented by Green Energy Ohio, Ohio Department of Development Services Agency and Zane State College in Zanesville.
The Green Energy Ohio Tour is part of the 17th annual National Solar Tour held by the American Solar Energy Society. More than 170 open house sites in more than 100 communities in 49 counties across Ohio have registered for it. More than 200 businesses, 50 installers, 69 manufacturers, 35 local firms and 45 other businesses are participating this year.
“The Green Energy Ohio Tour is a part of the nation’s largest grassroots renewable energy demonstration. Despite political opinions, we know that the renewable energy sector improves the environment and creates jobs,” said Bill Spratley, GEO’s executive director.
“Economic and environmental sustainability comes down to people adopting these technologies and making it happen. The tour is the public’s opportunity to take that first step and learn what it takes to have a renewable energy or energy efficiency installation done to their home or business,” Spratley said.
Green Energy Ohio is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting economically and environmentally sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. It is the Ohio Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.