Solar Power & Light: In the News

Antioch College highlights use of grazing animals at solar farm - July 2017

The grounds of a 1 Megawatt solar array, built by SP&L, are maintained, in part, by sheep that graze under and around the solar panels. The sheep reduce labor by grazing the hard to reach areas around the solar arrays ground mounted racking system. PDF

SP&L featured in Business In Focus Magazine - November 2015

Headquartered in Ohio, SP&L is a spin-off of buyCASTINGS, an Inc 500/5000 company specializing in prototype and production metal castings. The team launched SP&L to take advantage of lucrative opportunity - and to provide to the U.S. with reliable, renewable energy in the process. PDF

Solar Power World lists SP&L #90 of top 500 solar installers - August 2015

Solar Power World, the industry’s leading business-to-business publication, announces the release of the 2015 Top 500 Solar Contractors list. This is the most recognized annual listing of North America’s top solar contractors working in the utility, commercial, residential and off-grid markets. PDF

Clean energy creates more jobs than fossil fuels - June 2015

More job opportunities can be created through investment in clean energies than through fossil fuels, according to a new report. Research by The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation... PDF

Antioch College gets OK on solar array - July 2014

Antioch College cleared a major hurdle this week in its plan to build a 1-megawatt solar array on campus. At its meeting Monday... PDF | Link

Antioch moves forward with solar panel plans - July 2014

Preliminary work on the installation of solar panels on a piece of vacant land in Yellow Springs could begin as early as next week, according to Antioch College officials. PDF | Link

Cincinnati's solar plan re-energized in 2014 - February 2014

Plans for more solar on city building rooftops in Cincinnati are looking up this year. Director of the Office of Environment and Sustainability Larry Falkin says... PDF

Ohio ranks 8th for solar jobs in USA - January 2014

The solar industry currently supports more U.S. workers than ever. The Solar Foundation’s (TSF) National Solar Jobs Census 2013 shows that the U.S. solar industry employs 142,698 workers... PDF

GreenTECH STEM Connection Day - December 2013

An exciting, fast paced STEM Explorers Outreach Program for K12 Schools and communitybased organizations, providing hands on discovery and inspiration of science... PDF

Green Tech & STEM Careers Event - September 2013

A hands-on demonstration event to educate students about green technologies and inspire them to consider STEM careers. PDF

Xenia moves forward with deal to provide it with solar power - August 2012

The city of Xenia is moving forward with a deal for a combined $2.13 million in solar panels to be installed at two city wastewater treatment plants. PDF

Solar panels installed at College Hill Rec. Center - February 2012

Mayor Mark Mallory has announced a new solar energy system will be installed at the College Hill Recreation Center. The solar panels will generate 154 kilowatts of energy and is being installed at no cost to the City. PDF

New Solar Panel To Be Installed At College Hill Recreation Center - February 2012

A new $500,000 solar energy system will be installed at Cincinnati's College Hill Recreation Center -- at no cost to the City. The solar panels will generate 154 kilowatts (kW) of energy and are being paid for by the Sun Team. PDF

Miamisburg company part of Cincinnati solar deal - February 2012

A Miamisburg-based alternative energy company has inked a deal with the city of Cincinnati. Solar Power & Light — a spinoff from buyCASTINGS.com Inc. — announced this week it was part of a team that won a 20-year contract to supply solar power to Cincinnati. PDF

Miamisburg firm inks energy agreement with Cincy - February 2012

Solar Power & Light, an off-shoot of Miamisburg firm buyCastings.com, said this week that the city of Cincinnati has agreed to purchase power through the firm for 20 years. Read more | pdf

Ansonia Local Schools installs solar panels - December 2011

On the roof of Ansonia Local Schools, 1,953 solar panels are being installed in hopes of providing 40 percent of the school’s energy. PDF

Village breaks ground for new solar array at well field - April 2011

The village of St. Paris will begin drawing energy from a ground-mounted 66.24 kW solar electric system at its South High Street well field. Read more | PDF