Ohio, which has a burgeoning non-residential solar market, has seen increased competition in the face of the state’s rising renewable portfolio standard goals. There are 268 companies in Ohio providing jobs in the solar industry. 105 of those companies are manufacturers that manufacture goods across the supply chain- from the polysilicon that many photovoltaic panels are comprised of to the racking systems used to install solar panels.
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Notable Solar Installations in Ohio
- Wyandot Solar Facility in Uppee Sandusky was completed in 2010 by developer Juwi Solar Inc.. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 10 MW of electricity-- enough to power over 1,168 Ohio homes.5
- Several large retailers in Ohio have gone solar including Assurant, Springfield, OH, Campbell's Soup and Cincinnati Parks, Smale Riverfront. Campbell's Soup has installed one of the largest such installations with 10 MW of solar capacity at their location in Napoleon. 6
- At 3 MW, HMW Minister PV I in Village of Minster is among the largest solar installations in Ohio. Completed in 2016, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 350 homes.7
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Solar Companies in Ohio
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Ohio State Solar Policy Resources
University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio - Learn about the advanced energy research, education and commercialization activities taking place at universities in Ohio
Ohio Energy Project - Read about this energy education resource for students, educators and business partners in Ohio
Public Utilities Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Ohio public utilities
State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Ohio
State Energy Office - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, research, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics
DSIRE incentives database - Ohio - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Ohio and across the United States
U.S. Energy Information Administration - Ohio State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government
EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Ohio – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Ohio, based on real price data from solar quotes.
1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight
2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation
3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/
4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database
5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list
7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016