This year, Green Energy Ohio is working to reimagine the 2012 GEO “Tour de Sol” in which we traveled the state in an electric vehicle, charging at stations powered by renewable energy, and hosting educational events along the way. For the 2021 event, we will be working with previous Tour participants and partner organizations to select the stops and design the local events. We plan to set aside a week so that we can include as many locations as possible, and we’ll be posting real-time video of our adventure. For more information on the previous event, check out our From the GEO Archives Article, Driving Clean Across Ohio, and please stay in touch for details on the 2021 Tour!
2020 ASES Virtual Solar Schools Tour
Due to concerns and restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Green Energy Ohio Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Green Energy Ohio Tour, initially scheduled for October 2-3. Instead, Green Energy Ohio joined the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), Solar United Neighbors, and Generation180 as a National Solar Tour Partner on the ASES 25th Annual National Solar Tour.
An all virtual event, the National Solar Tour ran from September 28th to October 4th. Hundreds of people from across the country participated in the nationwide virtual solar experience which included virtual events and open houses. Green Energy Ohio partnered with Generation 180 to recruit Ohio school districts for the Solar Schools Tour, with October 1 designated as Solar Schools Day, to promote the benefits of solar power for schools.
2019 Green Energy Ohio Tour
As one of our signature events, the Green Energy Ohio Tour has been offering Ohioans an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and green technology for 17 years. This free statewide event featured self-guided or guided tours, showcasing homes, businesses, and public buildings that are using green technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, green design, energy efficiency, and more!
Each year, local volunteers and clean energy activists came forward to share the progress that has been made in their communities. The Tour is planned for and by Ohio clean energy advocates and connects novices, owners, installers, and technical experts. In 2019, the Tour took place Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28!