March 27, 8:30am–4:30pmWhere
Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43620
The first-ever, in-depth workshop discussing Ohio’s largest-solar arrays and the emerging issue of “community solar” will be featured Friday, March 27.
Ohio’s Big Solar Business: Commercial & Community Solar Applications is a Business-to-Business Workshop with an Emerging Professionals Reception and Guided Tours of the Toledo Museum of Art (including the museum’s solar rooftop and solar car canopy charging electric vehicles) presented by the statewide, non-profit Green Energy Ohio (GEO).
Solar developers, financiers, installers, and contractors along with manufacturers, retailers, government officials, educators, farmers, and consumers are invited to learn about Ohio’s large-scale solar and community solar projects from 18 experts, and additional sponsors, and exhibitors. Workshop speakers will discuss Ohio’s large-scale solar siting, financing and policy issues with speakers from nearby states providing insight into how community solar can work in Ohio. Community solar uses electricity from large solar arrays to allow community members the chance to buy solar power or buy/lease panels and get a credit for the per panel production on their utility bill or invest directly in shares of large solar arrays.
The workshop will also feature three expert presentation panels, green expo trade show exhibits, a young professional’s networking reception, an electric vehicle (EV) showcase, and tours of the museum’s artwork and green energy applications.
The luncheon keynote speaker is Pete Kadens, president of solar developer SoCore Energy in Chicago. The Toledo native will discuss The Solar Revolution and How We Can All Capitalize. SoCore has deployed solar in over 20 counties around Ohio and in 17 states in the U.S. and has a Toledo office.
Early bird registration ends online by March 20.
Admission is $50 for GEO Members and Supporting Partners Members: Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association. Admission is $70 for other participants before March 20. Luncheon-only or Student registration is $30 for GEO and Partner Members and $40 for others.
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