Columbus may not be what anyone thinks of as a solar energy hotbed – especially in the midst of another gray and cold central Ohio winter – but local experts say that interest in solar panels is growing across both the residential and commercial sectors. “Absolutely, the demand is growing,” said Johnathan Gioffre, owner of […]
The first question that solar installers and other advocates of solar energy in Columbus often get asked is a simple one: isn’t it too cloudy here for that to work? The answer is an emphatic no, they say. Although it may take longer to reap the financial rewards of installing solar panels on your roof […]
Find out how your home, farm, business, church, school, can benefit from going solar. It’s less expernsive than you think. That’s why more and more people are going solar. You can save the planet and save money too! This free information session is presented by Delaware County Solar, Third Sun Solar and Stratford Ecological Center.
A recent data byte by Community Research Partners in Columbus showed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the suburbs to be more than twice those in Downtown Columbus. The source data is from a report by the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at UC Berkeley, which assesses the nation’s efforts toward resource consumption reduction. According to […]
On Thursday, April 2nd, Forge Columbus is partnering with Small Business Majority to host a business roundtable that will outline opportunities for our city’s community businesses to engage in the adoption of clean energy solutions. Last year, Ohio suffered major setbacks to the state’s once burgeoning clean energy sector. The Ohio legislature passed a set […]
Over 2,600 solar panels were just installed on the roof of The Columbus Division of Fleet Management building located at 4211 Groves Road, marking the first large-scale solar energy system for a municipal building in Columbus. The 240-watt panels are expected to produce roughly half of the building’s electricity needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions […]
“It’s not always easy to give stuff away.” That’s been Thomas Van Cleef’s most recent discovery at his start-up, Solar Cascade. The business gives away solar power, and that’s a harder sell than you might think. Of course, sunshine is generally free, but the equipment that turns sunshine into power: that’s not cheap. Maybe that’s […]