Green Energy Ohio Tour set in Kent, at KSU; Record-Courier, September 27, 2017
By The Record-Courier
The Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at multiple locations at Kent State University and in the city of Kent. This free, self-guided tour features green technologies, such as solar, green design, energy efficiency and green buildings. The event is open to the public.
The Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour is a joint event coordinated by KSU’s Office of Sustainability and the city of Kent’s Sustainability Commission. It provides opportunities for participants to view cost-saving renewable energy solutions being used in the area. The event is part of the American Solar Energy Society’s 22nd annual ASES National Solar Tour and the 15th annual Green Energy Ohio Tour. The Kent State Field House solar array has been a part of the Greater Akron Solar Tour in the past, but this is the first year for multiple tour sites in Portage County.
Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour sites at Kent State include the solar array at the Field House, the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, the Center for Architecture and Environmental Design’s USB Charging Pavilion and a university zero-emission vehicle. Sites in the city of Kent include Kent Cooperative Housing’s Franklin House with solar panels, the Bruder residence with solar panels and Standing Rock Cultural Arts Center Gallery with solar panels and solar battery generator.
Participants can view all site locations at http://ases.org/tour/locations.