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.
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
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
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.