Wayne National Forest Solar Energy System
485,628.59 kWh
CO2 avoided:
373,934.02 kg
USD 45,566.53
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

(To view digital images on our Forest photo stream, visit:

For more information or to schedule a tour of the Forest Solar Energy
System, contact Dawn McCarthy, Public Affairs Officer,
at (740) 753-0862 or dmccarthy02@fs.fed.us, or Kelly Miller,
Public Affairs Specialist, at (740) 753-0284 or kellysmiller@fs.fed.us.
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