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Fifth Third Switches to Solar Power, Says It's First Fortune 500 Company Powered Entirely by Solar

With the opening of a solar facility in North Carolina built by solar developer SunEnergy1, the Cincinnati regional bank's pact to acquire its renewable energy credits is up and running. The solar facility is expected to generate clean power that is more than or equal to the amount Fifth Third uses in a year: 202,000 megawatt-hours – enough to power 25,000 homes.
Solar panels in Ohio

Rooftop solar at Ohio's Wayne National Forest / Wayne National Forest / CC BY 2.0

What’s Next for Renewable Energy in Ohio?

In July, the state of Ohio passed its HB 6 energy bill, which authorizes $300 million in annual surcharges on utility ratepayers, primarily to fund four struggling coal and nuclear power plants. The bill also scales back the state’s clean energy targets. Now that HB 6 has been signed into law, what changes will it bring for stakeholders in the industry?

Ohio Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 3.00 / 8
Utilities:
Score 6.00 / 20
Transportation:
Score 1.00 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
74 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
32 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
19 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
84%

of people in Ohio support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(Same as the national average)
(est. 6,577,368 of 7,848,046 adults)

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