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Advanced/Alternative Energy

 
The alternative energy industry is growing and succeeding every day within the nine state footprint of AMP's member communities. If you’re considering an expansion in this industry, consider these facts:
 

Ohio

Home to global leaders in alternative energy, Ohio offers distinctive advantages for your relocation like:
 
  • Easy access to major U.S. markets and world-class transportation options
  • An extensive supply chain and Research and Development
  • A Job Ready Sites program with a third-party guarantee of on-schedule and on-budget construction
  • Industry support programs like the Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization
  • High quality research facilities at universities like Bowling Green State University, The Ohio State University, University of Toledo and University of Cincinnati
  • Over $300 million in funding available
  • An Advanced Energy Portfolio Standard law that requires at least 25% of all new electricity purchased in OH to be generated from advanced energy technology by 2025 with at least 12.5% from renewable energy sources. Learn more
Related companies in AMP communities
Custom Agri Systems, Inc. (Napoleon) and Green by Design (Bowling Green).
 
Selected companies
Advanced Hydro Solutions, Steam Turbine Alternative Resources, Sunpower Inc. 
 

Pennsylvania

With nearly 30% of the state’s energy usage attributed to alternative energy, Pennsylvania is a national leader in the industry. Join other advanced energy leaders and take advantage of benefits like over $335 million in loans and grants available for energy projects in the state. Learn more
 
 
Selected companies
American Hydro Corp., American Governor, Mornigstar Corp., Plextronics, Inc. 
 

Michigan

Home to over 65,000 engineers and 330 R&D companies, Michigan is a smart choice for advanced energy. Advantages for advanced energy companies in Michigan include:
 
  • Over 65,000 trained engineers in the Michigan workforce
  • Two first-of-their-kind incentive programs funded with more than $1 billion in investments
  • A strong value chain for advanced battery and energy storage
  • High quality research and development facilities. Learn more
 
Selected companies
Dow Corning's Hemlock Semiconductor Corp., United Solar Ovonic, LLC, Edgewater Automation LLC, Tellurex Corp., Dowding Industries, Dow Solar.
 

West Virginia

Home to the 6,000-foot-deep Marcellus Shale rock formation (believed to contain 50 trillion cubic-feet of recoverable natural gas), West Virginia offers companies in the advanced energy industry distinctive advantages like:
 
  • More than 2,700 wells targeting the Marcellus Shale
  • Significant wind development opportunities identified by the U.S. Department of Energy
  • A location with a history of success in alternative energy—with the largest wind farm in the east. Learn more
 
Selected companies
Alcon Research, Brookfield Power Corp., Mountain View Solar and Wind, PIMBY, Specialized Power Systems, Inc., Sun Selector.
 
 

Virginia

Virginia offers millions of dollars in performance incentives to the advanced/alternative energy industry.  Though often recognized for their coal and natural gas resources, Virginians believe they also offer an excellent location for alternative energy solutions, including wind and solar. Learn more
 
Selected companies
VPT Energy, Morning Star Corporation and Green kW Energy.
 
 

Kentucky

Realizing the need for cleaner energy resources, Kentucky provides various resources to assist in the research and development, and manufacturing of alternative energy.  The incentives and grants available through the state, make Kentucky a place to consider for your alternative energy business. Learn more
 
 
Selected companies
Southeast Biofuels and Wellhead energy Systems