SOUTH EUKLID, Ohio - Education is on the way to moving residents toward clean, renewable energy, according to a resolution discussed by members of the South Euclid Community College Board of Trustees on December 5, presented by board members Jane Goodman and Jane Gooden, as well as the Ohio Solar Energy Association and the University of Akron. The resolution is intended to follow in the footsteps of cities like Cleveland, Cincinnati and Lakewood that have set 100 percent clean energy targets for their schools. The resolution states that 139 US cities, including Cleveland and Cincinnati, have already adopted a 100 percent clean energy target and six of them "have already met their utilization targets."
The aim of the city is to assess the feasibility of further projects in its facilities and to promote renewable energies through the private sector. Six US cities have already met their 100 percent clean energy targets for their schools.
The project is funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Lake Erie Water Conservation District. This article gives an overview of the project and a brief description of its goals and objectives.
The inhabitants of southern Europe will know what clean energy is, where to get it and how to use it. The project includes an important educational component to inform the inhabitants and businesses of Euclid. It also helps raise awareness of the benefits of solar energy and its benefits for the local economy, and creates a ripple effect for potential customers across the country.
Members can use renewable energy by placing solar panels on their homes, and interested residents can apply on the OH SUN website. In addition, SunPower solar panels are included in the price of the home and can help reduce monthly electricity bills.
The group has won a tender for a system that will be installed on the MetroParks Bikeway, a nearly 11-mile bike path from Columbus to Cleveland. OH SUN plans for Ohio, and the nearly 11-mile Metroparks bike lanes provide a well-designed connection between the city of Cleveland, the Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio
More importantly, Lincoln Electric, which integrates renewable energy into its manufacturing process, stands out as a leader in Ohio's fast-growing wind turbine construction. All of these projects together have brought positive publicity to Euclid, Ohio, as it has been a beacon for alternative energy leaders. This is one of the reasons why Euclids is the only urban site in our region with three large turbines.
The company's growth is due to its employees, who make a significant impact on customers "lives by providing them with access to renewable solar energy and other renewable energy solutions. Everyone needs more clean energy, no matter what their political position on other issues.
The Heartland Trail is an evolving rail trail project that will one day connect the northeastern Ohio communities of Orrville and Clinton. The North Coast Inland Trail stretches from Indiana to Pennsylvania, with roads and paths linking Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. And the Ohio-Erie Trail, the first of its kind in the USA, stretches from Ohio to Michigan and Indiana.
The city of Cleveland is not directly involved in the cooperation, but the city's energy manager, Anand Natarajan, said the city will join the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, which includes a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Take the time to inform your friends about the clean energy programs that enable cleaner energy.
If you think Cleveland's cold and murky reputation puts a dampener on solar energy, the National Renewable Energy Lab claims that the Cleveland area averages just two hours of sun a day, compared to the five hours Florida has daily. The city is also getting closer to Arizona and California, known solar energy strongholds, but Schroeder said, "We're not in Arizona or California and we're not getting enough sun here in northeastern Ohio, even in the summer. Those who thought Cleveland's reputation as "cold, murky" dampened the city's desire to switch to solar energy in its early days as a solar-friendly city are deluded, according to the US Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA). The following graph shows an example of a wind turbine being installed in the city of Euclid. Average daily short wave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line) and wind turbines (red line).
Schroeder's interest in geothermal and solar energy in the Cleveland area dates back to his first foray into the solar industry, when a geothermal stove lowered his monthly gas bill from $17 to $200. The stove, however, needed a heat pump that increased electricity production and renewed its curiosity about solar energy. The cooperative membership halved installation costs and the electricity consumption of the house fell by 850 kilowatt hours (kWh) last month.