- How Solar Energy Works (Center for Energy Education)
- Myths & Facts about Solar Energy (Center for Energy Education)
- Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics
- Solar Energy in the United States is Booming (Solar Energy Industries Association)
- SEIA Fact Sheet: Solar in Ohio
- Ohio has a Bright Future. Be Part of it! USSEC Executive Director Jason Rafeld writes for Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.
- Measuring the Economic Impacts of Utility-Scale Solar Growth in Ohio (Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs)
- Solar Energy is Bringing Impressive Benefits to Ohio (Chambers for Innovation and Energy)
- Renewables Offer Rural America the Economic Development Opportunity of a Generation
Land Use & Property Values
- Solar and Agricultural Land Use Can Occur harmoniously (Solar Energy Industries Association)
- SEIA Fact Sheet: Property Value
- American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers – Solar’s Impact on Rural Property Values
- Balancing Agricultural Productivity with Ground-Based Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Development (Tommy Cleveland and David Sarkisian)
- CohnReznick study: Property Value Impact Study Proposed Solar Farm, McLean County, IL
Environmental Impacts and Mitigation
- Pollution Mitigation from Utility-Scale Solar Growth in Ohio (from Ohio University Report)
- End-of-Life Management for Solar Photovoltaics: Recycling (Solar Energy Industries Association)
- The Effects of Solar Farms on Local Biodiversity (by Hannah Montag, Dr. Guy Parker & Tom Clarkson)
- First Solar, “Sustainability Documents.” – Leader in Sustainable Energy
The Powell Creek solar project, through its PILOT agreement and along with other community stakeholders, will help our village build a new sanitary sewer system. This system is critical to the future development and growth of our community.
These solar developments will be a powerful and transformational economic engine for Ohio, stimulating growth and opportunity with smart, homegrown energy made by and for Ohioans.
Renewable energy is a key ingredient in Ohio’s economy. But as important as it is today, market forces will make it an even bigger part of our future. Northwest Ohio is home to our nation’s solar leader and we look forward to the tremendous growth of this industry right here in Ohio.
Solar energy is just another form of farming. This diversification in our operation assures steady income year after year while our agricultural crops are impacted by weather, market forces, trade and so many other unpredictable events. Solar helps to protect my family, my farm and the future for our kids and grandkids.