Friday, March 02, 2007

Ohio State gets $18.6 Million for Photovoltaics Center

It seems nearly every day there is some interesting new bit of news about sustainability efforts!

Officials for the Ohio Department of Development recently announced the provision of $18.6 million in funding for the creation of the Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization. The center combines the work of researchers at OSU, the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Edison Materials Technology Center, and Green Energy Ohio, with the work of 20 Ohio companies.

1 comment:

  1. I watched Al Gore's movie and most of the additional material on the CD (inc. a lengthy update for 2006). I agree with his conclusions, but his 50 yr extrapolations are hokey.

    My brother Bill is on the Board of a university in CA that is building one of the greenest campus buildings anywhere. It includes piping 8 feet down for extracting cooling in summer and heating in winter, $3M in photovoltaics (from a grant), and MUCH more. It was being rated based on everything including how local were the building supplies to minimize transportation pollution.