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Columbus Seeing Steady Growth in Solar Installations

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Seeing Steady Growth in Solar Installations

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 […]

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Solar Panels in Columbus? How to Know if They Would Work on Your Home

Brent Warren Brent Warren Solar Panels in Columbus? How to Know if They Would Work on Your Home

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 […]

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Sustainable Living Home and Garden Tour

  Sustainable Living Home and Garden Tour

Green living is the future and Simply Living members are leading the way. We have curated a highly diverse selection of homes and garden experiences designed to help you learn from some amazing pioneers in sustainable living. You can visit the forest garden of Deb Knapke, central Ohio’s Garden Sage, and be inspired by her […]

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Simply Living Meetup with Ohio Interfaith Power & Light

  Simply Living Meetup with Ohio Interfaith Power & Light

Sara Ward, director of Ohio IPL, will explain how their volunteers and staff help Ohio faith communities conserve energy, become more energy efficient, and promote renewable energy in response to climate change. Learn about the ways your own congregation can save money while saving the planet! Light refreshments available. Free.

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Clinton Rolls Out Economic Plan for First 100 Days in Office, Trump Responds

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clinton Rolls Out Economic Plan for First 100 Days in Office, Trump Responds

Election Day is right around the corner — just three months away — and in preparation the Clinton campaign has released an economic plan for the candidate’s first 100 days in office. The plan lays out the investments to be made in the infrastructure, manufacturing and energy sectors as well as the support she’ll lend […]

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City of Columbus Unveils First Large-Scale Municipal Solar Panel System

Walker Evans Walker Evans City of Columbus Unveils First Large-Scale Municipal Solar Panel System

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 […]

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Solar Cascade Donates Solar Panel Systems to Local Nonprofits

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Solar Cascade Donates Solar Panel Systems to Local Nonprofits

“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 […]

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