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Green Energy Ohio Hosts Renewable Energy Tour Oct. 1-7

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This 43 kW residential solar array in Lima, Ohio is part of the 2012 Green Energy Ohio Tour.

Green Energy Ohio (GEO) joins American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and hundreds of solar-savvy installers and grassroots organizations throughout America to showcase more than 5,000 solar-powered homes, schools and businesses for the 17th Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event.

GEO will showcase renewable energy and green design in events throughout Ohio from Monday, Oct. 1 to Sunday, Oct. 7. More than 170 open house sites in more than 100 communities in 49 counties across the state have registered. There will be more than 200 businesses, 50 installers, 69 manufacturers, 35 local firms and 45 businesses participating this year.

“The Green Energy Ohio Tour is a part of the nation’s largest grassroots  renewable energy demonstration. Despite political opinions, we know that the renewable energy sector improves the environment and creates jobs," said Bill Spratley, GEO's executive director. "Come and see for yourself! Economic and environmental sustainability comes down to people adopting these technologies and making it happen. The tour is the public’s opportunity to take that first step and learn what it takes to have a renewable energy or energy efficiency installation done to their home or business.”

The tours are free to the public during designated times. Visitors can choose from local sites and create a tour that is convenient to their personal schedule. Many guided tours are also available.

For more information click here.

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