JVS Goes Green At Celebration

Ohio Green Wind & UVJVS Partnership

At the 35th Anniversary celebration at JVS, Ohio Green Wind and Upper Valley JVS showcased the Alternative Energy Installation groundbreaking. The system will be an educational photovoltaic Buy American Act compliant solar array coupled with a Proven Energy wind turbine. The tower will be located at the northeastern part of the main campus and will allow students to see live-streaming data being collected by the turbine, said Ray Davis, president of the Ohio Green Wind, LLC, with whom JVS officials have been working on this project.

Davis called Sunday's groundbreaking event "a culmination of months and months of work" and said the "vision" of the school staff to take this energy-producing and energy-saving step should be commended. Davis also announced a business partnership between Ohio Green Wind and the JVS, which will allow his organization to use Upper Valley JVS as a dealer training center, which in turn could promote internships for JVS students who are planning on furthering their studies and careers in alternative energy systems.

In the years ahead the full intention of Ohio Green Wind and Upper Valley JVS is to add additional renewable energy applications to the school and dealer training facility.