Our Solar Commitment

Our commitment to solar energy runs deep.

We partnered with Hull & Associates to develop a 250 kilowatt, one-acre solar photovoltaic energy array at our Research and Development facility in Northwood, Ohio. The solar field project was completed February 2011. It is the largest private sector, behind-the–meter, renewable energy project in Ohio. The solar array will supply approximately 12 percent of the Northwood R&D facility's power requirements, while reducing annual electric consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

The project is being managed by Hull Energy, LLC, a newly formed renewable energy project development and asset management company. An affiliate of Hull, Hull Energy has been established to develop, operate and own renewable energy projects for municipal, commercial and industrial clients. Development of the $1.5 million solar energy project was partially supported by a $680,782 grant from the Ohio Energy Office through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s State Energy Program.