Wind, solar and other renewable energy

The full definition of a renewable energy resource may be found in section 4928.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. In general, a renewable energy resource is wind energy, solar photovoltaic or solar thermal energy, power produced by a hydroelectric facility, geothermal energy, or fuel derived from solid wastes.

If you are interested in installing a renewable energy resource for your own residential or business/institutional use, you will likely qualify for a net-metering customer billing option. For additional information, please refer to the PUCO’s renewable energy webpage.

Large wind facility siting

New wind facilities with a generating capacity of 5 megawatts (MW) or more must obtain a certificate from the Ohio Power Siting Board. 

OPSB-approved wind facilities

Wind Farm Map & Statistics

Large solar facility siting

New solar facilities with a generating capacity of 50 MW or more must obtain a certificate from the Ohio Power Siting Board.

OPSB-pending solar facilities

17-0774-EL-BGN: Vinton Solar Energy Facility, Vinton County

17-0773-EL-BGN: Hardin Solar Energy Facility, Hardin County

17-1152-EL-BGN: Hillcrest Solar Farm, Brown County

Ohio renewable energy resource generating facility certification

A portion of the electricity sold by each utility or electric services company within Ohio must be generated from renewable energy sources. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio certifies entities that are interested in becoming an Ohio renewable energy resource generating facility.