Ohio Solar Congress — April 8

Zane State College
Advanced Science and Technology Center
1400 Newark Rd
Zanesville, OH 43701
Saturday, April 8
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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OH SUN is proud to announce we will be holding the first Ohio Solar Congress on Saturday, April 8 in partnership with Zane State College. The Solar Congress is an open and collaborative event that will bring together Ohio’s community of solar supporters to discuss solar in our state.

The Solar Congress will include breakout sessions on a variety of solar topics as well as a participatory forum discussion about the development of Ohio’s solar landscape. The Ohio Solar Congress is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Breakout session topics and speakers:


Public Utilities Commission of Ohio: What it means for ratepayers, and how you can exercise your voice. Randi Leppla, J.D., Ohio Environmental Council Clean Energy Attorney

Solar statistics. Environment Ohio, Solar Report. Sam Gerard, Environment Ohio


Solar Careers: How do I join the movement as a career? Forum with multiple Ohio solar installers

Tour of Zane State’s Alternative Energy Lab. Dean Randy Wharton, Zane State College

Catching the Sun Film Screening & Discussion

Going Solar

Solar Co-op Information Session. Luke Sulfridge, OH SUN Program Director

EV Cruisers: Building a community of electric car owners. Matthew Roberts, Upgrade Ohio Information and Outreach Director

Solar Co-op Success Stories. Lorain County Solar Co-op Members

The National Solar Tour. Bill Spratley, J.D. Green Energy Ohio Executive Director

Event Agenda:

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Registration and networking
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Welcoming remarks
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Breakout sessions
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch (informal networking hour)
12:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Breakout sessions

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Solar Open Forum Discussion (moderated by Anya Schoolman, Community Power Network Executive Director)

Interested in volunteering at the Solar Congress? Contact Carra Cheslin to learn about available opportunities.


Zane State’s Advanced Science and Technology Center, the site for the Ohio Solar Congress.

Participants in Zane State College’s Solar Energy Training Course learn about solar.