In 2009, when the U.S. was still recovering from economic recession and unemployment rates were soaring, renewable energy was largely viewed as a novelty. “People didn’t know about the product - where to get it or how to use it”, Azam recalled. And yet, in this same year, YellowLite was founded in Cleveland, Ohio.
We were extremely disappointed to find out that what we initially envisioned as a victory for clean energy instead contained a poison pill that could undermine the entire effort. It calls into question not only the future of the project but also the legitimacy of the approval process.
At the 2003 Ohio State Fair, First Lady Hope Taft brought the idea of a photovoltaic or solar electric system at the Ohio Governor’s Residence to Green Energy Ohio. A "Green Team" of GEO volunteers and members of the Ohio Clean Energy Business Association (OCEBA) immediately began preparing a plan to install a grid-tied solar system with battery back-up power and an educational display using all Ohio-made products and services.
Gary has always had a strong environmental ethic and has lived accordingly. Before he moved to Athens in 1998, he was living in a cabin off the grid in northern Ohio, working in the family construction business. His first home in Athens was powered exclusively by a 300-watt solar system. It wasn’t until six years later, in 2006, that he upgraded to a 3000-watt grid-tied system.
Green Energy Ohio is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and we want to hear from YOU! 5 Lucky winners will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card & other GEO goodies!
In June 2012, Green Energy Ohio (GEO) and Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) collaborated on a "Tour de Sol", an electric vehicle road rally, visiting green businesses and renewable energy charging stations, spreading the word that Ohioans wanted EVs and wanted to be able to charge them using renewable energy.
With the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this month, we are disappointed that opportunities to celebrate together have been canceled. While those events would have be fun, the best way to honor Earth Day is to make changes, take action, and increase awareness! Green Energy Ohio has put together the following list of 50 ways to honor Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary!
Corbin Holland has long understood the role energy plays in quality of life. Growing up, Corbin was acutely aware of the importance of energy independence. Spending each summer with his Navy-veteran Grandfather, he learned that most wars break out over a lack of resources.
Using renewable energy as a tool for economic development and job creation was the theme of the national SOLAR 2007 conference hosted by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and Green Energy Ohio at the Cleveland Convention Center in July 2007.
If you follow our member spotlights, you know that they generally focus on senior leaders in big companies. This month, we are featuring a person who has followed a slightly different path, but who has made an unmistakable contribution to his community and to advancing the clean energy message.