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25 Green Energy Grants Awarded

Monday, November 30, 2009 at 3:48 PM

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Today the governor announced how the state will spend some of the federal stimulus funding it has gotten for alternative energy production. Ideastream®'s Rick Jackson reports.

The $13 Million dollars allocated is the first installment out of $96 million in federally funded projects over the next two years. 

Among those topping the list of recipients is Lincoln Electric, which is to get one million dollars toward building a 300-foot tall wind turbine on its world headquarters campus in Euclid.

Company Chairman John Stropki says the device will provide 10% of the welding giant’s power needs.

JOHN STROPKI: The yearly output of this tower is over 6.5 megawatts and would be equivalent to powering 450 homes in the Cleveland area.”

Governor Ted Strickland was on hand in Euclid to tout the state’s success in landing green energy funding.

GOVERNOR STRICKLAND: “We’ve made an historic commitment. By 2025, 25% of all electricity sold in Ohio will come from advanced energy sources.”

Three other groups also got million dollar grants for wind turbines including one to be build at the Cuyahoga County fairgrounds in Berea. METRO Regional Transit Authority in Akron gets $1 million to install a solar photovoltaic rooftop system, and the Jewish Community Federation is getting $217,000 for solar panels.

Rick Jackson, 90.3.

THE FULL LIST OF RECIPIENTS:
WIND PROJECTS

• Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners (Cuyahoga County) - $1 million to install a 600 kW wind turbine at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in conjunction with a career and new energy training center.
• Lincoln Electric Company (Cuyahoga County) - $1 million to install a 2.5 MW wind turbine at its manufacturing facility.
• Green City Growers Cooperative (Cuyahoga County) - $1 million to install a 1.5 MW wind turbine to power a 5.35 acre greenhouse and a 40,000 square-foot facility that will process fresh produce for Northeast Ohio.
• Lincoln Electric Company (Cuyahoga County) - $1 million to install a 2.5 MW wind turbine at its manufacturing facility.
• Kenston Local School District (Geauga County) - $630,500 to install a 600 kW wind turbine and integrate the technology as a teaching tool in the classroom.
• Huron-Wind LLC and City of Huron (Erie County) - $280,500 to install a 100 kW wind turbine.
• Archbold Area Local Schools (Fulton County) - $750,000 to install a 500 kW wind turbine and integrate the technology as a teaching tool in the classroom.
• Pettisville Local Schools (Fulton County) - $750,000 to install a 500 kW wind turbine and integrate the technology as a teaching tool in the classroom.
• Toledo Electric Joint Apprentice and Training Committee (Lucas County) - $420,000 to install a 100 kW wind turbine to serve as a training tool for 1,000 apprentices.
SOLAR ELECTRIC PROJECTS

• Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland (Cuyahoga County) - $217,479 to install a 76 kW solar photovoltaic rooftop system at an office building built to LEED certification.
• Hull & Associates Inc, Bedford Office (Cuyahoga County) - $266,254 to install a 93 kW solar photovoltaic system at its office building in Northeast Ohio.
• METRO Regional Transit Authority (Summit County) - $1 million to install a 488 kW solar photovoltaic rooftop system located on its central bus barn. 
• Affinity Building Systems, Inc (Montgomery County) - $292,684 to install a 105 kW solar photovoltaic system.
• City of Cincinnati, Duke Energy Convention Center (Hamilton County) - $252,937 to install a 93 kW photovoltaic array rooftop system at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
• City of Cincinnati Parks (Hamilton County) - $451,418 to install a total of 170 kW solar photovoltaic systems at 13 sites in the park system.
• Forest City Residential Management Inc., Midtown Towers (Cuyahoga County) - $1 million to install a 350 kW solar photovoltaic rooftop system on three of The Midtown Towers’ residential building complexes.
• Greater Cincinnati Water Works (Hamilton County) - $775,655 to install a 280 kW photovoltaic solar array rooftop system.
• Hull & Associates Inc, PNA Solar Project (Wood County) - $680,782 to install a 250 kW solar array project on Pilkington North America, Inc’s (PNA) Plant 21 site.
• IGS Energy (Franklin County) - $261,089 to install a 93 kW solar photovoltaic system on their corporate office building.
• Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), Summit Facility (Hamilton County) - $652,932 to install a 232.65 kW solar photovoltaic rooftop system.
• Solar Vision LLC, Athens City Community Center (Athens County) - $631,637 to install a 220 kW photovoltaic solar array system on four carport structures in the parking lot of the Athens City Community Center.
• Solar Vision LLC, Bexley Police (Franklin County) - $335,328 to install a 117 kW photovoltaic array system on four new carport structures in the parking lot.
• Toledo Museum of Art (Lucas County) - $282,264 to install a 100 kW solar rooftop system.
• Toledo Zoo (Lucas County) - $306,837 to install a 103 kW solar system.

SOLAR THERMAL PROJECTS

• Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cuyahoga County) - $190,082 to install two hot water heating systems.
• Parkway Local Schools (Mercer County) - $16,080 to install a solar thermal system.

Additional Information

Ohio's ARRA State Energy Site
Lincoln Electric Web Site

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