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Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Solar Panels in Ohio

This page is a complete guide to the complicated and sometimes confusing process of installing solar panels on your Ohio home. Since there's a lot to consider, we've separated the page into sections to help you find what you are looking for. If you find this page useful, please share it with someone who might also find it interesting!

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** What's new for 2020 **

The Ohio Public Utilities Commission finally decided how it would treat small solar under a new version of net metering, and it chose… poorly. In Ohio, any net excess generation your system produces on a monthly basis will be credited to your bill, but only at the per-kWh generation charge, which averages between 4 and 5 cents/kWh across the state. And don’t even get us started on what Mike DeWine did to Ohio’s renewable portfolio standard. For 2020 and beyond, we're expecting more from a state with a population who deserves to be part of a profitable renewable energy future.

Regardless, home solar can still be a compelling addition to your Ohio home. Read on to learn all you need to know about home solar policy, incentives, and savings here.

Questions? Our network of solar experts are on call to assist you. Simply sign up for personalized assistance on our special solar deals page. You can get discounted on-grid pricing as low as $4,000/kW! This is paired with the Ohio solar incentives you see below.

What you'll find on this page:

The Solar Strategy section is focused on the 3 ways of paying for solar in Ohio, so you can decide which is best for you. We've created a tool that asks you a few questions and recommends whether you should pursue a solar lease, loan, or outright purchase. Then, we provide detailed analysis of how each works.

The Policy Information section contains all our latest research on the rules set by lawmakers and the Public Utilities Commission, which determine how easy it is to go solar in Ohio. These policies and rules govern everything from renewable energy mandates to interconnection, and have a huge effect on the viability of solar.

Finally, the Solar Incentives section includes information about money-back rebates and grants, tax credits, and tax exemptions for going solar in Ohio.

Click any of the boxes below to go to that section of the page, or scroll down to read the page in order.

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Your Solar Strategy in Ohio

Figuring out the best way to go solar in Ohio can be a little daunting. From loans and leases to power-purchase agreements, there are a lot of options out there. To help you pick the one that might be best, we've created the handy decision tool below.

We'll ask you a few simple questions about you and your home. Once you're done, we'll recommend a good option. Further down this page, we provide cost estimates and example return-on-investment calculations for all the various options:

How should you pay for solar?

Use our decision tool to find out!

How to pay for solar panels in Ohio

The chart above shows the 25-year returns for an investment in solar whether you choose to purchase a system with cash or pay over time with a loan or lease. As you can see, the purchase option leads to the highest dollar-amount returns over time, but look a little closer. Taking a solar loan or Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit (HELOC—the orange bars) and paying for the system over time means you'll actually spend less of your own money over time, while reaping a big financial benefit in year 1.

That's because you'll be paying over time for the system, but you still get a 30% federal tax credit this year based on the entire cost. You'll start out ahead, so your payments over 15 years will have less impact on you than plunking down a big pile of money up front. All you need is equity or great credit.

Lastly, take a look at the blue bars. They represent a solar Power-Purchase Agreement (PPA), which is also called third-party ownership. With a PPA, you put $0 down on a rooftop solar system and make monthly payments for the electricity it produces that are a little less than you had been paying the utility company for their energy. With a PPA, your savings star t out small but grow as the cost will rise by less than the electric company's annual rate hikes. PPAs are an excellent option if you don't have any equity or cash to put down, and they still save you money!

Read more below about each of three very good options for solar in Ohio.

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Option 1: Paying cash for solar

An outright purchase used to be the only way to get solar, and it's still the option that provides the "biggest" financial returns. The reason we put "biggest" in quotes here is because it's technically true, but based on percent return for the money, a loan is a better option.

If you'd rather make monthly payments instead of putting $19,000 down on a solar system, and if you have equity in your home or can get a large loan with an interest rate of 4% or less, a loan is the option to go with. It's like being able to start a business that is sure to succeed, just by having a roof. Read about loans below.

If you've got cash and you prefer to pay up front, you'll have to plunk down $18,750, but tax breaks and energy savings will erase a bunch of that after just 1 year. Over 25 years, your system will have produced about $11,000 in income, after your system cost is paid back. The reason this works is that solar offsets your electricity costs—enough to save you about $667 in year 1, and it just goes up from there. As the electric company raises rates, you save more and more, and more...

Here’s how the numbers pencil out for a 5-kW rooftop solar system in Ohio:

  • Installing a typical 5-kW solar system should start at about $18,750. That's cheaper than solar has ever been, but it still might seem like a big investment. Don’t worry, because after tax breaks and energy savings, your first-year costs will be considerably less than that.
  • The Feds calculate their incentive based on actual out of pocket costs, so take 30% of $18,750, for a tax credit of $5,625.
  • After the tax credit we subtract your first year’s energy savings, which we estimate to be $667. That reduces your cost after the first year to only $12,458.
  • But wait, there's more! On top of the electric bill savings, you'll earn special Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) for the first 5 years your system is running. You'll get one each time your system produces a megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity, and our example 5-kW will earn you about 5.5 SRECs each year. You can sell your SRECs to the utility company for about $12 a piece, putting an estimated $67 in your pocket.
  • Your system will pay for itself with electric bill savings in 15 years, and you'll see a total net profit of $10,811 before the end of your panels' 25-year warranty. The internal rate of return for this investment is a solid 5.2%. Nearly as good and more reliable than the stock market!
  • And don't forget... your home's value just increased by more than $9,5000, too ( the NPV of your expected electricity savings over 20 years).
  • In addition to all that cash (and home value), you’ve created some green for the earth as well by not using electricity from fossil fuels. It's like planting 93 trees a year, every year your solar power system is humming.
Keep in mind, the numbers above are based on an average home in Ohio. If you're ready for a custom quote for a solar panel system, our network of experts are on call to assist you. Simply sign up for personalized assistance on our special solar deals page.

Option 2: Using a loan to pay for solar

You don't need $19,000 sitting around to pay for solar. As long as you have equity in your home, you can still own solar panels and reap all the benefits. Heck, even if you do have the cash, getting a loan to pay for solar is by far the best option when it comes to percentage return on investment.

That’s because, in Ohio, using a loan to pay for solar is like investing in a business that's sure to succeed, and also earns you a tax break. That's right: a HUGE tax break!. You'll come out thousands ahead this year, and you'll still see a handsome profit over the 25-year life of your system.

A solar purchase like this will make sense for you if the following is true about you and your current situation:

  • You can qualify for a solar loan or home-equity line of credit (HELOC) for $18,750, with a fixed rate of 4% or lower and a 15-year repayment period. Don't be put off if you're offered a higher rate. It just means a tiny bit less of the thousands of dollars you'll make with solar.
  • You love making money without much risk.

Here’s how the numbers pencil out for an Ohio homeowner who makes a solar purchase with a loan:

  • Installing a typical 5-kW solar system should start at about $18,750. That's how big your loan will need to be to cover it.
  • The electricity you'll save in the first year of operation would have cost $667, but your annual loan payments will be $1,664, meaning you'll spend $997 on solar this year, but...
  • You'll also see a huge tax break. The Feds give you 30% of the cost of your system back as a tax credit, which in this case is $5,625. You'll be paying over time but getting the benefits up front!
  • But wait, there's more! On top of the electric bill savings, you'll earn special Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) for the first 5 years your system is running. You'll get one each time your system produces a megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity, and our example 5-kW will earn you about 5.5 SRECs each year. You can sell your SRECs to the utility company for about $12 a piece, putting an estimated $67 in your pocket.
  • All those incentives mean you'll come out $4,694 ahead after year 1. Your loan payments will be about $83/month more than your energy bill savings, but that difference will get smaller as the utility company raises rates every year.
  • By the time you've paid off your loan after 2031, you'll see yearly savings of more than $1,000. After 25 years, your total profit will be $4,596!
  • On top of the green that will stay in your pocket, your system will mean green for the environment, too. 93 trees-worth, every year!
Keep in mind, the numbers above are based on an average home in Ohio. If you're ready for a custom quote for a solar loan, our network of experts are on call to assist you. Simply sign up for personalized assistance on our special solar deals page.

Option 3: Buying the electricity, not the panels with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

A PPA is a great way to go solar if you haven't got stacks of cash or oodles of equity in your home. It's possible to get solar panels for $0-down and see savings over 20 years!

As for leases in Ohio: we don't see quite have the financial benefits of states with more sunshine or higher electricity prices—or both. For now, the electrcity from a 5-kW solar system will cost you $567 per year, while the same amount of power would have cost $667 from the utility company; a savings of $100.That might not sound like a great deal, but as the utility company raises rates, you will start to see larger savings. Over 20 years, our estimate shows a total savings of $3,354.

Here's more about how a solar PPA works:

Keep in mind, the numbers above are based on an average home in Ohio. If you're ready for a custom quote for a solar PPA, our network of experts are on call to assist you. Simply sign up for personalized assistance on our special solar deals page.

Calculate solar panel cost and savings for your specific home

Ohio Solar Policy Information

Ever wonder why solar seems to be everywhere in some states, but not in others? We did too.

State legislatures and public utilities commissions can enact rules to make solar power accessible for everyone. Favorable rules explain why some of the cloudiest states—New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, are doing so well with solar, and yet some of those with the most natural solar resources—like Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia—are doing so poorly.

Below is important information about the public policy, rules, and economic reasons that affect your ability to go solar here in Ohio:

Ohio's Renewable Portfolio Standard

8.5% by 2026

Grade: D

Ohio's Renewable Portfolio Standard grade

Ohio’s RPS is critical to strong renewable energy policy. Even before our 2020 updates, Ohio had a weak RPS, mandating only 12.5% of all energy must come from renewable sources by 2026. Now, after a governor veto, that standard has been reduced to just 8.5%. Compared to other states, 8.5% is a pretty sad. While the program includes a specific target of 0.5% of total energy just from Ohio solar panels, that target also falls short of goals in the best solar states.

Learn more about Renewable Portfolio Standards

Ohio's Solar carve-out and SRECs

.5% by 2024

Grade: C

Ohio's Solar Carve-out grade

As we mentioned above, Ohio’s RPS specifies that 0.5% of all electricity must come from solar. If that doesn’t seem like a lot, you’re right; it’s not. Still, there are some incentives out the for solar in Ohio, if you know where to look. Luckily, we do.

Learn more about Solar Carve-outs

Ohio Electricity Prices

$0.13/kWh

Grade: C

Ohio's Electricity cost grade

Electricity in Ohio is pretty cheap at just 12 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). But we here at Solar Power Rocks think it’s still too cheap. Okay, we know you like your energy bills low, but bear with us. All that cheap energy comes from dirty old coal and other fossil fuels. Remember all that natural beauty in Ohio? We’ve got to protect it. Let’s think of a way to do that and maybe make some money too. Hmm… how about… SOLAR POWER!?

Seriously though, whatever you think of fossil fuels, new regulations and future scarcity of supply are going to cause prices to rise. And people who make the switch to solar and other renewable now are gonna look pretty darn smart in 20 years when everyone’s paying two or three times as much for electricity in twenty years. We’re talking Einstein-level here.

Find out why electricity prices matter

Ohio Net Metering

Statewide

Grade: C

Ohio's Net Metering grade

Net Metering requires your utility to monitor how much energy your solar power system produces and how much energy you actually consume, and make sure you get credit for the surplus.

Ohio has one of the nation’s strongest net metering laws for residential customers, but that might be changing soon. A proposal regarding changes to the net metering policy is wending its way slowly through the Public Utilities commission. It's unclear what will happen when the PUC makes its final determination, but watch this space for updates.

Currently, all utilities in Ohio must offer net metering to residential customers. All net excess generation (“NEG”) credit is carried over to your next bill at the utility’s “unbundled generation” rate (this is different from the full retail rate that was paid a few years ago, but your savings should not be significantly affected). That month-to-month carry over is pretty standard. Ohio separates itself from the pack as one of the handful of states that allows you to request a check for any credits accumulated over the course of a 12-month billing cycle. That’s right – if you run a surplus for the year, the utility company will actually pay you.

Learn more about net metering

Ohio Interconnection Rules

Simplified for Homes

Grade: A

Ohio's Interconnection Standards grade

Interconnection in Ohio is also very strong for residential customers. All systems under 10kw qualify for a simplified review process that makes it quick and easy for you to get onto the grid and start raking in those net metering savings. There are no requirements for separate liability insurance – an unnecessary cost we’ve seen imposed in some other states, but there is a requirement for a redundant external disconnect switch, even for small producers for whom such a switch makes little sense.

Learn more about solar interconnection rules

Ohio Solar Incentives

Next to high electricity prices and net metering, solar incentives have traditionally been the most important factor for whether home solar power makes financial sense in a state. In the past, some states with otherwise lousy policy had tremendous incentives that drove down the up-front cost of going solar so much that homeowners could save oodles of money even without net metering or a good RPS.

These days, the big incentive most people can get is the Federal Solar Tax Credit that earns you 26% of your total system costs back after just 1 year. State incentives play less of a role than in the past, but some really good ones are still out there, ready to help homeowners go solar and save money before you know it.

Let's see how Ohio measures up:

The availability of state solar incentives for residential solar systems was sourced from the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, utility company websites, and the state public utility commission.

Ohio Solar Power Rebates

None

Grade: F

Ohio's Solar Rebates grade

AEP, one of Ohio’s largest utilities, had a sweet rebate program that paid customers up to $12,000 just for putting solar panels on their houses. Unfortunately, in a state without robust RPS requirements, the rebate was allowed to expire. There is currently no statewide rebate program in Ohio, meaning the picture is looking pretty bleak here.

Learn more about solar rebates

Ohio Solar Tax Credits

None

Grade: F

Ohio's Solar Tax Credits grade

Unlike many other states, Ohio does not offer any tax credits to help with the installation of your new solar power system. Not to worry, though; you still qualify for the federal government’s solar tax credit, which is a really sweet deal.

Learn more about state solar tax credits

Property Tax Exemption

Varies by city

Grade: C

Ohio's Solar Property Tax Exemptions grade

Here’s some great news: the value of your home goes up when you install solar panels. Here’s some okay news: The cities of Cleveland and Cincinnati will let you keep that extra home value off the property tax rolls for many years to come. Here's some not-so-good news: the rest of the state has property tax relief only for commercial solar installations. Boo, Ohio.

Sales Tax Exemption

100%

Grade: A

Ohio's Solar Sales Tax Exemption grade

Ohio also has a sales tax exemption, meaning you’ll save 5.75% on the purchase of your new system.

Learn more about tax exemptions for solar

Low-income Solar Programs

None

Grade: F

Ohio's Solar Sales Tax Exemption grade Learn more about low-income solar programs available in the U.S.

The consensus on Ohio solar power rebates and incentives

With a meager RPS and solar carve-out, there are aren’t many good incentives in Ohio to make solar an attractive and lucrative investment over the long term. Those tax exemptions are just as good here as they can get, but the performance of SRECs is disappointing. Here’s hoping we see a renewed commitment to increasing renewable energy in Ohio, and with it a return to strong SREC prices. Without those things, Ohioans can look forward to solar as a mediocre investment and a way to help save the planet, but not much more.

64 thoughts on “2020 Guide to Ohio Solar Panels | Solar Incentives, Rebates, & Tax Credits

  1. Avatar for Carl Carl says:

    I have a quote from a distributor out of state (not in Ohio) that has included sales tax in my quote. They say they collect sales tax for Ohio.
    Is this proper? Can they charge sales tax on solar panels, inverters, etc

    1. Avatar for Ben Zientara Ben Zientara says:

      You know, I’m looking and looking and I can’t for the life of me figure out where we sourced that sales tax exemptions from. It’s possible it’s been removed. Ohio has certainly been screwing up its renewable policy lately.

  2. Avatar for o m hicks o m hicks says:

    where is your office ???

  3. Avatar for Joe Joe says:

    Would like to see every roof on this planet be solar panel.

  4. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    We live a little south of Findlay, OH and have no trees of any kind in our 4 acre lot, and are extremely interested in solar panels on our property.

  5. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    We up-graded our ‘geothermal system’ last year and had a 9kW ‘grid-tied’ solar system installed. I am having trouble getting our energy credits from our ‘electric company’ (DP&L), I need help!

    1. Avatar for Ben Zientara Ben Zientara says:

      Hi there. Not sure what kinds of credits you’re talking about, but since DP&L offers no rebates, maybe you mean Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). The SRECs are actually generated based on the power your system produces, and you get one for every Megawatt (MW) of electricity. Unfortunately, Ohio has taken a step back in the fight for good solar policy, and the state now allows utilities to purchase RECs from adjacent states, driving SREC prices down.

      DP&L does maintain a page with information about selling your SRECs to them that might help a little. Good luck!

  6. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    I live in Lorain County Ohio in an all electric home, and would like any updates in changes that Ohio makes towards incintives and credits in the near future. I would love to volunteer my house for any “green energy” initiative be it solar, geo thermal or wind alternitive power.

  7. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    We live on the east side of Columbus, Ohio and would love to learn more and perhaps be involved in a solar energy program.

  8. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    we live outside of lancaster and I am interested in getting solar power

  9. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    I would be very interested in participating in a demonstration program! My roof is 2 years old and in good shape. My home was build in 1952. Please email me

  10. Avatar for Charles Yocum Charles Yocum says:

    Building a brand new home in the Toronto Steubenville area out in the country. 3500 sq ft home looking to be a test home property for self sustained power wind/solar (Willing to throw in money of course). Please contact me by email or phone 7403176634

  11. Avatar for Laura Laura says:

    Karen, I just happened upon your post. This is a little delayed- so you may have already found what you were looking for- but if not you should check out Community Renewable Energy (http://communityrenewableenergynow.com) based in Columbus. They work with non profits and mission driven for-profits to help them put financing together to install solar on their sites. Even an initial conversation will help you figure out your options.

    Best!
    Laura

  12. Avatar for Karen Morison Karen Morison says:

    I run a 12 unit apartment building in Toledo and we want to transfer to solar or something ssimilar. We would love to know our options and what programs are out there. The building is owned by a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. We have electricity and gas.

    1. Avatar for Laura Laura says:

      Karen, I just happened upon your post. This is a little delayed- so you may have already found what you were looking for- but if not you should check out Community Renewable Energy (http://communityrenewableenergynow.com) based in Columbus. They work with non profits and mission driven for-profits to help them put financing together to install solar on their sites. Even an initial conversation will help you figure out your options.

      Best!
      Laura

  13. Avatar for Kyle Stewart Kyle Stewart says:

    Looking to build a brand new home spring of ’13. Would love to demo any new equipment

  14. Avatar for Rick Brink Rick Brink says:

    I have 38 acres located aprox. 1 half mile south of lake Erie. This property is in Lucas county and we have great wind all year long. I would like to become a wind farm and possibly a soar farm also. Anyone know some in investors or companies that want to test the region for alternative energy?

  15. Avatar for Robert Cox Robert Cox says:

    I live in elyria Ohio would be very interest using my house has a demo for soloar or wind energy

  16. Avatar for Michael Duran Michael Duran says:

    I just completed the Solar PV installation class at Owens @ am considering putting a solar array on my home I would like information on getting all the rebates and incentives for this project and would like to know if it is legal for me to install my own system, being a homeowner.

  17. Avatar for energy saver store energy saver store says:

    Great post. Keep us update with your developments!

  18. Avatar for Lisa Lisa says:

    We have a business in Carroll County and are very intereted in Wind/Solar Energy. We would love to be a demo site; we have 10 acres available.

  19. Avatar for Cathy Cathy says:

    We live in Waynesville, OH (between Dayton and Cincinnati) and would love to be a demo home. We live in a 2800 sq ft ranch and the full range of the back side of our home is south facing.

  20. Avatar for Jay and Danielle Bartos Jay and Danielle Bartos says:

    My wife and I are interested in being a demo home for solar energy in the Columbus area(Fairfield county-Pickerington).

  21. Avatar for Stephen Stephen says:

    I live about 7 miles north of downtown Columbus. I have a 2 story home where the 2nd story roof looks good to place solar panels on. I am looking for information on the initial cost vs saving, any grants or incentives and to be a test home.

  22. Avatar for Darrel & sheila Wooton Darrel & sheila Wooton says:

    Darrel – my wife and I are interested in converting to Solar if there’s assistance available through the government.
    Please contact us with the advantage potential after we move in this direction.

  23. Avatar for Elizabeth Albright Elizabeth Albright says:

    I am interested in having my home converted over to solar, geo-thermal, and wind energy. I live near a small shopping center, on a well traveled road near the Air Force Museum in Riverside. I would like to find out more about any grants to convert or to be a test home (my location could be good for advertising).

  24. Avatar for kenneth brunner kenneth brunner says:

    I am interested in letting my home be a test home for solar, geo-thermal, and wind energy. I like to be able to report the energy saving. our budget it tight. we have 6 in our older 1932 built home

  25. Avatar for Jiya Jiya says:

    First off if we are going to subsidize these thing shouldn’t they be manufactured in our state? Oh wait that makes to much sense for our politicians.

    Secondly, how many people that are complaining about the look of these things are global warming advocates? Did you know that they want to build a wind farm in the desert in California? The same tree huggers who want to go green are stopping it because of an endangered squirrel.

  26. Avatar for Ollie Ollie says:

    Does anyone know where to go get certified to put up solar panels? Otherwise you dont get any federal and state incentives if you DIY

  27. Avatar for Rob Rob says:

    We live in north Toledo Ohio,just off of lake erie. Our home was built in 1918 and has an old solar hot water system and 400 square feet of passive solar panels on the south side. We are very interested in a large pv array on our garage and need more information on contractors, grants, and incentives in our area.

  28. Avatar for Geoffrey Geoffrey says:

    my family lives in Lawrence county along the ohio river.I am very interested in being a demo home for solar and/or wind powerwith a grid tie in.

  29. Avatar for Interested in Solar Interested in Solar says:

    I live between Dayton and Cincinnati. I am interest in being a demo home for solar and wind power.

  30. Avatar for Dan Hahn Dan Hahn says:

    Of course Emily,

    What site are you referring to? Our last post was just days ago.

  31. Avatar for Emily Emily says:

    Is your site still active? Last post December 2009.

  32. Avatar for NanaB NanaB says:

    Lets put solar panels on the south side of 1000 (500ft long) poultry houses in the southeast. The electricity can be sold to power companies and the money used to panel new houses. There are 21000 broiler houses in the US. Then we can do the hog, egg, dairy, turkey houses. Then we can do large buildings and homes and the sun will pay for 99% of it. Then we can switch to electric cars and tell OPEC where to go. Think of the jobs producing the panels and installing them.

  33. Avatar for Nate Allen Nate Allen says:

    In Germany, homeowners are rewarded for installing solar panels on their homes. They don’t use batteries to store the energy they collect, but rather convert it to AC current and put it back into the grid. For each kilowatt they put into the grid, they are paid more than twice the normal amount the electric company charges per kilowatt used. If we really want to encourage consumer investment in renewable resources, we need to show folks that there can be short term financial rewards, as well as the long term environmental and financial benefits.

  34. Avatar for Norma Koehler Norma Koehler says:

    Iam interested in updating my home to solar energy, reason I think that is the wave,rays of the future. I am a senior and find I need to save. I’m going back to work teaching. I want my students to do research on Solar energy and Wind power. I want them to think of ways to bring solar and wind power to Ohio. Perhaps generating jobs for themselves and others in the near future.

  35. Avatar for Rick Rick says:

    I am very interested in solar industry, am currently working for a licensed electrician, Am wondering what it takes to become certified to install. Also what does it take to get the rebates. Can we install a system ourselves as a licensed electrician and still get the rebates?

  36. Avatar for melvin north melvin north says:

    I am very interested and motivated to install my own solar, wind, and bio-fuel green, energy self-sustaining home systems. I live in an urban older, decaying city in Ohio. I need financial assistance and government incentives in order to achieve my objective. How do I make this happen this summer 2009.

  37. Avatar for Dan Hahn Dan Hahn says:

    James,

    Great to hear that and best of luck with your new business!

    Cheers,

    – Dan

  38. Avatar for james james says:

    I have just launched a solar PV, solar thermal and wind turbine installer business in the dayton area. One of the first in this area I believe. I have the first PV array at my own home in Kettering in 20 yrs. The inspector could not remember ever inspecting one. I am open for business.

  39. Avatar for greg greg says:

    I would like to know if there is a full service solar power installer in NE Ohio that also helps in securing grants and government funding for residential installs.

  40. Avatar for donald miller donald miller says:

    i would like to build a wind generator of my own, is there anyone out there that can help me, also i would like to build my own solar panels. so if you are interested in this,contact me

  41. Avatar for Derek McClellan Derek McClellan says:

    I am 18 years old and Live in Bristolville, And I am working on implementing Solar and “green” devices and ideas of my own into my family’s house and would like to get some more information on the solar panels. I also think that as for a Demo house, My Solar ideas meshed with Solar Panels and Turbines could be almost 100% green and double as a Great Example for others. Thanks again

  42. Avatar for Herman Boykin Herman Boykin says:

    I live in a country setting and we are paying above avarage gas prices here in Swanton Ohio.I would like to try solar energy in my place. But I can’t aford it.So If any one have any good ideals for me,I am open for suggestions.Or if you need a home to model your products am imterested.

  43. Avatar for DWAYNE SILER DWAYNE SILER says:

    I currently own 4acres in Cincinnati(inside city limits) That sits on top of a hill. I am building a new log home 40×50 starting in July 2009. This project will be a big news to the city. I plan to go solar. this may be a project we can work on togather!!!

  44. Avatar for Mark Witsken Mark Witsken says:

    I’d be interested in finding out if there are any places where a person could access USED ‘standard’ sized solar panels, from re-po’ed homes or wherever.
    We have a home in Springboro OH with a wonderful southern roof exposure, that is also ‘ramped’ well above the neighbors’ houses & trees on that side.

  45. Avatar for Honey Honey says:

    Hello. We are a family of 5 living in between Middletown & Germantown, Ohio. We have a bit over an acre & are looking to go completly renewable. We are currently in the process of producing biodiesel to run our furnace. We are wanting to see about using wind since we pretty much have to replace the roof every year due to the wind tearing it off & are replacing about 2 squares thoughout the year. We are also in the process of putting together a green house that will be heated by a compost pile & circulating water.
    We’re very big believers in natural & organic & are interested in meeting others who are also.
    If you are interested in meeting another family or if you are a solar/wind company looking for a family to use as guinea pigs just hollar!
    Oh, we are also looking for info over a solar hot water heater & how to develop your own in floor heating. (We’re big on DIY! ;) )

    Thanks! HoneyNBenNKids AT Gmail.com
    Just pop solar rocks in the subject please!

    Honey

  46. Avatar for KJK KJK says:

    My Wife and I are in the process of purchasing a home in Cuyahoga County and are very interested in solar technology. We would definitely be interested in more info on test/demo project. Thanks!

  47. Avatar for JIM HENRY JIM HENRY says:

    I would love to be involved! I face direct south and want to use it the right way. A lot of people say it won’t work , but I know it will.

  48. Avatar for David Llorens David Llorens says:

    Jeff, solar technology has not changed that much in the last 50 years. About half a century has passed and we’ve only doubled efficiency. On the other hand there are people who have had systems installed in the 60s who are still generating electricity, and are laughing all the way to the bank at the people who wait and wait and wait.

    The reason the technology is not available is not the fault of contractors, it’s because it’s not available at all. It’s still in lab and the outrageous claims about price and output will often fall short.

    PV panels work and will last for decades. Get some now and start saving energy costs today. No new whizbang stuff is going to drastically change the game in 5 years, and thinfilm doesn’t work on small residential applications at the moment.

  49. Avatar for Jeff Cummins Jeff Cummins says:

    in the next year We are looking to remodel our home I’ve speent countless hours looking for products on the solar level and wind power I’ve seen numerous shows on tv and mutipule info on the net but nothig with the latest solor technology if im spending money i want the best avalable not out dated systems I’m in the construction industry and am appauled at the avalability of technologythat is avalable I know we should be able to buy matireals and install them without an assanine price tag would greatly appreciate any info thank you

  50. Avatar for Jessica Jessica says:

    We live in a Historic home in Downtown Dayton where the Wright Brothers were born. Our home is located within a National Historic Park. We are interested in converting our home to solar panels and maybe some wind turbines. If you are looking for a demo we would be thrilled to be chosen.

  51. Avatar for angee angee says:

    I have moved to the country and have discovered that my electric is more expensive. People in my same zip code are
    spending less. I need a better sorce of energy. My heat is desil and firewood. I have a pond and 9 acers I thought geo themal might be a way to go. I just need some help to make this home more efficent. send info please

  52. Avatar for kathy kathy says:

    Renovating a lake front A-frame in Stark Co., Ohio. We have to install new furnace & water heater so we will demo down to the studs in most areas for new plumbing & wiring. We are planning to use ADA design in many areas to meet my husbands medical needs. I could use any help & information you could give me. I think this house would make a great test/demo project. Thank you

  53. Avatar for Carrie Carrie says:

    My husband and I live in Dayton would love to be a demo home or get info on solar power for our home.

  54. Avatar for Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I also am looking for more detailed information on solar power. Our home/roof get wonderful sun all day. We think it would be very beneficial, but are concerned with cost, details, etc.

  55. Avatar for Sandy Owens Sandy Owens says:

    My husband and I are interested in learning more about converting our home to solar power. We are willing to offer our home as a site for a workshop/demo. We are in the greater Clevleand area.

  56. Avatar for Josh Maas Josh Maas says:

    I am in the process of buying a small home on the lake and would like to make it fully solar powered and need some info on who I can talk to about grants if any as well as a complany that can install

  57. Avatar for Dan Hahn Dan Hahn says:

    Thanks for the info Lois!

  58. Avatar for Lois Hinrichs Lois Hinrichs says:

    For Scott:
    I found this information on the Web: There’s a Northwest Ohio Green Energy Workshop on Monday, July 21, at the Toledo Zoo. This website has details:
    http://www.greenenergyohio.org/page.cfm?pageId=3

  59. Avatar for Scott Klausing Scott Klausing says:

    Located in southern van wert county, residential 5 acre site with good average wind according to maps. Looking to be demo/test home for wind turbine power.

  60. Avatar for don sendelbach don sendelbach says:

    Live in the Akron . Canton area. Would like my home to be used as a demo / test home for solar power

  61. Avatar for barb adkins barb adkins says:

    looking to be a test home for solar or wind turbine energy

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