Ohio Lieutenant Gov. Lee Fisher has introduced $3.5 million in new grants for solar hot water systems and wind technologies to benefit residential users. The grants, made available through the Advanced Energy Fund, will be administered by the Ohio Energy Office, located in the Strategic Business Investment Division of the Ohio Department of Development.
‘These programs are designed to stimulate the market for the small wind and solar thermal industries, complementing our manufacturing efforts and helping Ohio compete in attracting the highly skilled jobs of the new energy economy,’ says Fisher.
Totaling $2 million, the solar thermal program provides 50% of project costs for solar hot water systems installed on affordable multifamily housing with domestic water heated with electricity. Projects are given priority in the ordered received.
Further information is available at www.ohioenergyoffice.ohio.gov.
SOURCE: Ohio Energy Office