Within The Nature Conservancy’s Morgan Swamp Preserve, the Grand River Conservation Campus is a place where people can enjoy nature through numerous recreation opportunities, including hiking, paddling, fishing, nature observation and more. A new 7.4-kW solar panel installation at the Grand River Conservation Campus will help the facility save money, reduce its carbon footprint and expand public dialogue about renewable energy.
The donation was made after conversations between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Kokosing Solar began in 2021. Kokosing Solar was invested in assisting The Nature Conservancy to advance their mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. In Ohio, this includes supporting its work to advance renewable energy buildout in ways that are good for people and nature.
“Kokosing Solar is grateful for The Nature Conservancy’s work as they help the people of Ohio understand how the transition to clean, renewable energy is about job creation, diversification of our economy along with clean air and a healthy climate. Our donated project has dual benefits for the nonprofit: the solar system will offset some of the nonprofit’s utility expenses while also bringing the topic of solar energy into the environmental education that is offered at the Dr. James K. Bissell Nature Center at the Grand River Conservation Campus,” said Geoff Greenfield, director of solar strategy at Kokosing Solar.
The rooftop solar array will help supply energy for the picnic pavilion, nature center and electric car charging stations.
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