This year we are taking a new route and focusing on all aspects of vehicle electrification. For an entire week in June, GEO and our partners will be touring the state to share the work that is being done, the people who are leading that work, and the opportunities that electric vehicles present.
From moderate interest in energy efficiency to fully supportive of the latest renewable technologies, adverse policies such as Ohio’s recently passed House Bill 6 can seem discouraging. Yet, in the face of such regressive policies, many Americans continue to push themselves and others to be more environmentally conscious.
When one thinks of Ohio, it is far more likely they picture fields of corn, than fields of solar installations. Yet, from energy efficient appliances to solar photovoltaics (PV), Ohio electric consumers are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their ecological footprint without losing convenience and supply.
Michelle and Geoff Greenfield do not shy away from a challenge. From building an off-grid house, starting a solar business while raising a family, or living part-time in Colorado while maintaining their Athens-based company, Third Sun Solar, the two are always ready to tackle complicated circumstances.
When driving across north-central Ohio, wind turbines are visible on the horizon. The consistent rotation of the turbines and their towering presence serves as a reminder of the impact renewable energy has in Ohio. Conducive to renewable energy production, Ohio’s landscape is gaining attraction from national companies.
In an open field surrounded by solar panels, founder, CEO, and visionary Steve Melink stands where Melink Corporation’s second headquarters will be erected. Just across the street from the first building, the second headquarters will be similar in structure but will improve on its design.
John Seryak’s office looks out over North High Street, just outside of downtown Columbus. His window covers the northern wall of the converted living room in a tudor-style house that has become the hub of his company, Go Sustainable Energy.