Wayne National Forest Solar Energy System
Wayne National Forest
Thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA),
the Wayne National Forest reached a new milestone with its Solar Energy
Program. On August 3, 2009, construction crews finished installing 252 new
solar panels on the roof of the Forest's headquarters building near
Nelsonville, Ohio - a direct result of federal stimulus money.
The expanded system, with a total of 302 solar panels, is generating 19 percent
of the buildings electricity. As of September 30, 2010, the entire solar system
has reduced 65 tons, or 130,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, eliminating
approximately 63.9 tons of coal that would have been burned to generate an
equivalent amount of electricity.
(To view digital images on our Forest photo stream,
For more information or to schedule a tour of the Forest Solar Energy System,
contact Gary C. Chancey, Public Affairs Officer, at (740) 753-0862