ington, D.C. The team finished in 10th place overall
out of 20 universities from around the world. Not
bad for their first time out.
state luring research, manufacturing
It is said that there are more engineers per square
foot in Dayton than anywhere else in the world. A
Brookings Institute study ranks Ohio seventh in the
nation for total green energy patents, mostly in battery and fuel cell technology. Dayton, home of the
Wright brothers, is also home to Wright Patterson
Air Force Base, a center for aerospace research and
development for many decades. Fueled by the Ohio
Department of Development and the Third Frontier
Program, millions of dollars in grants have come to
this region for defense and energy-related research
and manufacturing. Programs are in place to perfect
biofuels for jet engines and fuel cells to power communications equipment. TFC Energy (tfcenergy.
com) of Fairborn is developing low-speed vertical
wind turbines for commercial and military applications. Composite structural materials for aircraft also
are being studied for wind turbine applications.
Wyandot County is home to Ohio’s largest solar energy facility. The 12-megawatt photovoltaic array,
built by Colorado-based juwi solar, is owned by Public Service Enterprise group of New Jersey. The
group began selling power in May to the utility American Electric Power, which serves customers in
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October 2, 2010
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