I would like to express my gratitude to the Norwalk Reflector for reporting on the status of the Monroeville Solar Park (Monroeville Solar Power Park up and running, 1/15/18).
The solar power plant is now operational and the power flowing into the village electric system from the field will offset 10 percent of the village’s annual energy purchases. The project was completed well ahead of schedule in part because of the participation of students and teachers from EHOVE Career Center Electrical Program.
This effort was truly a community project and I am so excited to see the successes of these efforts. This local project reflects the trend of rapid expansion of renewable energy projects nationwide, creating one of the fastest growing job markets.
However, steps can be taken to further promote these efforts and ensure their success. Congress members can support proposals to promote investments by businesses in alternative energy and give incentives to increase energy efficiency. I encourage readers to call Congressman Jim Jordan’s Norwalk office at (419) 663-1426 and voice their support of renewable energy programs nationwide. Together we can bring Ohio to the forefront of innovation once again.