I can’t tell you how many times I get asked, “Cleveland?! You’re a solar publication, based in Cleveland?! Why?!!” As if it somehow goes against the laws of nature.
Besides the fact our owner is a Clevelander himself, the area may not be as unfit for solar as you think. For example, did you know that just a couple hours west is home to the largest and lowest-cost solar module manufacturing facility in the United States? And for those who say Cleveland isn’t sunny, did you know that Germany has recently broken records for solar power generation, and we get 30% more sunshine than they do?! Think of the possibilities! (My editor says I use too many exclamation points, but I can’t help it, it’s mind boggling!…there I go again.)
These are just some of the points Myles Murry, guest columnist, makes in his excellent piece recently published in The Plain Dealer. Please take a moment to read it (www.cleveland.com/opinion) and consider that solar isn’t just for stereotypically sunny places, and having a successful solar market takes more than just sun.
Yea we’re not California, but Ohio can still hold its own (this goes for wine as well, ever try ice wine? take that Cali).