Green Supplier Moves Ohio Into Solar PV and Wind

The Green Mountain Energy Company will help build a 25 kilowatt solar array near Cleveland, and has launched a wind analysis study to learn whether winds in Ohio are suitable for generating electricity for the commercial market.

CLEVELAND, Ohio, US, 2001-11-09 [] GME has plans to expand solar and wind facilities in northeast Ohio. Its solar array at Lake Farmpark, 25 miles east of Cleveland, will be the first commercial solar array in the state that is constructed exclusively for the competitive market. It will also be one of the largest solar arrays in Ohio, with 264 solar panels in a 106 x 46′ footprint. The complete PV system will be designed and installed by BP Solar, and will generate 25 kW of electricity for the 235 acre educational facility. The solar array will be a learning tool for the 185,000 people who visit the park each year. The Texan company will select sites for installation of wind monitoring towers. The 160 foot towers will be erected to record wind speed and direction, with plans for the towers to be in place before the end of this year. GME supplies wind power in Texas, California, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, where it installed eight turbines in the first large windfarm in that state.
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