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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2007, 11:40:46 AM »
Yeah, I noticed the same thing.  Not sure if the headline was a mistake, or what.  I guess we'll have to wait and see...

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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2007, 11:49:44 AM »
"Ohio's conditions are 50 percent more conducive to solar power than Germany's"

I feel really bad for Germany.

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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2007, 01:22:37 PM »
"Ohio's conditions are 50 percent more conducive to solar power than Germany's"

I feel really bad for Germany.

Why?  Its about time we got some international players and our economy diversified and grew.  Let bad news flow from some other city/county/state/country instead of (Metro) Cleveland. 

Hey Germany, if you want to be nice, send us Bayer Groups Worldwide Corporate HQ and throw in a daily Lufthansa flight while you're at it!
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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2007, 01:31:21 PM »
Umm, I think he's saying that he feels bad if Ohio is indeed 50% sunnier than Germany... and I'd have to agree. I like an occasional overcast day, but Cleveland has enough of those as it is.

Anyhoo, this is all pretty good news!

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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2007, 01:32:30 PM »
^Yes, thanks you.  I was commenting only on Cleveland's winter gray.

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« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2007, 02:59:05 PM »
^Yes, thanks you.  I was commenting only on Cleveland's winter gray.

Gotcha!

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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2008, 10:21:00 AM »
http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/04/solar_panels_proposed_for_2000.html
Plain Dealer
April 08, 2008

Solar panels proposed for 2,000 Ohio school roofs
John Funk

A state lawmaker wants Ohio to put solar panels on 2,000 school rooftops - about half of the public school buildings in the state - a move he says would create jobs and combat rate spikes.
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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2008, 10:27:53 AM »
I love all the innovative ideas that are being floated in this state when it comes to alternative energy. I'd love it even more if these things come to pass and Ohio becomes a leader in alternative energy technologies.
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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2010, 11:08:36 AM »
VERY interesting news for a Cleveland start-up:

Low-cost solar panels made in Cleveland working to change the world
 Maureen  Kyle     Updated: 4/6/2010 7:57:46 AM  Posted: 4/6/2010 6:36:03 AM
 

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland is working to position itself as a leader in alternative energy manufacturing. And while there's been a big emphasis on wind energy, a start up company downtown is working to take their solar panel system global. 


In an abandoned flower shop in downtown Cleveland, something new is growing. A company called Sunflower Solutions.  It started as Chris Clark's senior project at Miami of Ohio University.

http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/news_article.aspx?storyid=133742&catid=3
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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2010, 11:32:24 AM »
^Kind of interesting, but nothing really groundbreaking here is there?  He's developing a method of manually altering solar panel angles to capture up to 94% of the daylight with only 3 positions.  So he's designing an adjustable bracket?  They didn't give a lot of information and it was all very vague so I'm having trouble picturing what exactly it is he's doing.  Nonetheless good news.  I hope he's successful at whatever it is he's doing.

EDIT - read it again and he's basically designing a method of tracking the sun so that you can position your solar panel accordingly.  There are already sun angle charts for much of the world... I guess I just don't have all the information.
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« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2010, 01:09:45 PM »
^^I also believe he is making them cheaper to produce, mostly due to the manual adjustment.  Not sure of the numbers, but the story says the panels can be get their money back in 5 years, instead of the normal 15-20 years.

Not to mention, I'm liking the location of where he is manufacturing them (near Downtown Cleveland) and how he is coordinating with local businesses.  There are plenty of non-profits groups operating in third world countries, especially in Africa, who could benefit from these cheap solar panels, which comes to mind right away.

I personally have a friend who is talking with investors about bringing solar panels to Western Africa, and I just forwarded him this story.\

EDIT:  wait, how the h3ll is this Downtown Cleveland?  From the video it looks like 105th and Carnegie....wouldn't that fall more into University Circle...
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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2010, 02:51:14 PM »
^I have a friend from college who worked with non-profits at the University of Dayton to build solar ovens for the people of Honduras.  They won a grant from the University to start up a company to manufacture the ovens, but I haven't heard if that ever got off the ground.  The market is definitely there for cheap technology like this that helps people in third world countries.

I worked on a project in college to design solar powered irrigation systems for people in Camaroon.  We probably could have used his technology.

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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2010, 01:21:15 PM »
Cleveland, suburbs forming special district to help businesses invest in solar panels, alternative energy improvements
Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 10:00 AM
 Mark Gillispie, The Plain Dealer


CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland and at least 10 suburbs are forming a district to help owners of commercial and industrial properties invest in solar panels and other alternative-energy systems.

The "alternative-energy district" will be the first of its kind in Ohio. Cities within the district will help businesses borrow for energy improvements. The loans will then be paid off through assessments on property taxes.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/09/cleveland_suburbs_forming_spec.html

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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2016, 01:17:30 PM »
Sad that it's been 6+ years since this thread was updated. Helps explain Cleveland's lack of economic growth....

Brooklyn landfill leading contender for Cuyahoga County solar farm
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/12/brooklyn_landfill_leading_cont.html#0
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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2018, 04:19:30 PM »
Landfill-based solar farm in Brooklyn will reduce Cuyahoga County power bills (photos)
Feb. 20, 2018
By John Funk, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County is moving toward clean energy and lower electric bills with a first-in-the-state solar farm built on a portion of a former Brooklyn landfill.

Columbus-based IGS Solar will use about 17 acres of the closed 75-acre landfill to build a 4 megawatt (4 million watts) solar array.

Construction is set to begin about April 15 using solar panels and mounting systems built in Ohio.

The last shipments of more than 35,000 solar panels made by First Solar in Perrysburg have arrived.

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http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2018/02/landfill-based_solar_farm_in_b.html
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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2018, 04:22:37 PM »
^ great use for landfills.

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Re: Cleveland: Solar Energy News
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2018, 07:36:13 PM »
Cuyahoga County Builds Solar Farm At Brooklyn Landfill, Buys Electric Cars
AUTHOR Glenn Forbes
PUBLISHED September 11, 2018

A Brooklyn landfill is now home to a Cuyahoga County solar farm, designed to help the county with its utility bills.

County Sustainability Director Mike Foley says the 17-acre project at 9400 Memphis Avenue was a good fit. “They’ve got a large landfill; it’s been closed and capped for about 10 years,” Foley said. “It’s close enough to substation lines that we could take advantage of existing infrastructure, build out a little bit with Cleveland Public Power.”

Foley says the county had to switch the power supplier for some of its buildings to Cleveland Public Power, and the solar farm will provide over 5 percent of the power to 15 county properties.

Cuyahoga County is contributing $7.8 million in funds allocated for utilities to the $10 million project.

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