WGTE Town Hall: Alternative Energy

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    The Northwest Ohio region has a multitude of alternative energy stories to tell, including cutting-edge biomass fuel research being developed and tested at the University of Toledo's College of Engineering, and the activities of the many solar energy firms headquartered in the Toledo area (a legacy of Toledo's history as the nation's major glass manufacturer).   In addition, Lake Erie is being considered as the site of a future wind farm to capture prevailing winds across the lower Great Lakes region.

    Can alternative energy sources realistically replace our reliance on petroleum, coal and nuclear power?  Can the Midwest take an aging rust belt industrial tradition and turn it around to manufacture solar panels and wind turbines?  Join the discussion and post your questions for our experts to answer.

  • Views: 312 Wind Power: A WGTE Alternative Energy Video

    Lake Erie is being considered as the site of a future wind farms to capture prevailing winds across the lower Great Lakes region.  People have been capturing the power of wind for centuries to mill grain, and to sail ships, but how do you convert this resource into a reliable energy source for our on-demand lifestyles, and do the benefits outweigh the challenges?

  • Views: 273 BioMass Fuel: A WGTE Alternative Energy Video

    The Lake Erie West region has a multitude of alternative energy stories to tell, including cutting-edge biomass fuel research being developed and tested at the University of Toledo's College of Engineering.  They are figuring out new ways, and discovering new materials, to create fuel sources from plants.  Our energy future will rely heavily on this research.  We examine the lab work and the question of fuel vs. food.

  • Views: 299 Solar Energy: A WGTE Alternative Energy Video

    Our region has been home to the activities of many solar energy firms headquartered in the Toledo area.  Our legacy as the major glass manufacturer to the world has found new life as a glass supplier to solar panel manufacturers.   But, beyond the technology, is it possible to keep those manufacturing jobs here in the area?  We'll explore this and the science of solar.