October 1, 2012

Northwest Ohio to Feature 11 Sites During Annual Green Energy Ohio Tour, Oct. 4-7

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area “green” enthusiasts interested in expanding their knowledge about green energy are invited to participate in Green Energy Ohio’s 10th annual Green Energy Ohio Tour, Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 4-7. “Green Energy Tours” in hundreds of locations throughout Ohio will showcase solar, wind, biomass and energy efficiency working for homes, businesses, farms, public buildings and utilities.

Presented by Green Energy Ohio, open house tours will be held in the Northeast, Northwest, Central, Southwest and Southeast regions of Ohio. Open house tours in the Northwest Ohio region are self-guided and guided and will take place at 11 designated sites in Van Wert, Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, Archbold, Pettisville, Perrysburg, Lima, Maumee and Oregon, among others. Site owners and Green Energy Ohio members will conduct the open house and guided tours. All tours, which will occur at various specified times, are free and open to the public.

Northwest Ohio’s 11 open house sites will feature photovoltaic, wind, solar thermal and passive solar, among other alternative energy technology. Among the regional sites are the Cooper Farms (13274 Convoy Rd., Van Wert) (wind) on Oct. 4 from 2-4 p.m.; Toledo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (803 Lime City Rd., Rossford) (wind) on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Little Portion Green (194 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin) (photovoltaic, wind and passive solar) on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Oct. 7 from 1-4 p.m.; Wyandot Solar Farm (10692 County Highway 44, Upper Sandusky) (photovoltaic) on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Owens Community College Toledo-area Campus (30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg) (photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind) on Oct. 6 from 1-4 p.m.; Archbold Area Schools (600 Lafayette St., Archbold) (wind) on Oct. 6 from 1-2 p.m.; Pettisville Local Schools (232 Summit St., Pettisville) (wind) on Oct. 6 from 2-3 p.m.; Farley Residence (10494 Mandell Rd., Perrysburg) (photovoltaic) on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Oct. 7 from 1-4 p.m.; Gerad Residence (77 Hawthorne Dr., Lima) (photovoltaic) on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Oct. 7 from 1-4 p.m.; Haney Residence (2112 River Rd., Maumee) (photovoltaic, solar thermal and passive solar) on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Mcintosh Residence (551 Foxridge Lane, Oregon) (photovoltaic) on Oct. 7 from 1-4 p.m.

Additionally, a guided tour of several green energy-specific locations will take place within the Toledo area from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Toledo-area tour will begin and end on Owens’ Toledo-area Campus. Green Energy Ohio Tour participants should park in Lot H and meet at the College’s wind turbines at 8:45 a.m., which are adjacent to the Industrial and Engineering Technologies Building. The Owens Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

The Green Energy Ohio Tour is being presented by Green Energy Ohio, Ohio Development Services Agency and Zane State College.

Green Energy Ohio is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. The organization is the Ohio Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society and also sponsors conferences, workshops, workforce training and assesses potential for wind turbines sites across the state.

The Northwest Ohio site is being coordinated by Owens Community College. For additional information about the Green Energy Ohio Tour, call (614) 985-6131, or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7163 or (567) 661-7163.Individual can also find details about the specific sites by accessing Green Energy Ohio’s website at www.greenenergyohio.org.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.