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Greening the Rustbelt - Toledo Transitions into Solar Future

November 16, 2009


Date: 11/16/2009 Location: Toledo, Ohio Description: FPC tour to Toledo Ohio - the installation of solar panels at the University of Toledo.

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November 16- 18, 2009; Toledo, Ohio

Contact: New York Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Mark Thorn
Telephone: 212-317-8336; email: thornmj@state.gov

The NY FPC led a reporting tour to Toledo (OH) to look at the region’s economic transformation from a leader in glass manufacturing to a burgeoning solar industry hub, using the same innovative technologies that earned Toledo the nickname “Glass City” decades before.
The tour consisted of on-the-record briefings, media availabilities and photo-ops with CEOs and other senior executives from the region's economic development authority, the University of Toledo's Wright Center for Photovoltaic Innovation and Commercialization, and solar companies like Nextronex, Willard & Kelsey, Xunlight Solar and the State of Ohio Department of Development.