The Toledo Zoo solar array was featured at the Ohio EPA’s Ohio Brownfield Conference 2016 on April 6 and 7. Guest speakers included Jason Slattery, director of solar for GEM Energy, the developer and installer of the site.


The 22-acre vacant former industrial site was redeveloped into a 10.45-acre solar array which generates about 2 megawatts of electricity for the Toledo Zoo through a power purchase agreement. The solar array supplies more than 30 percent of the zoo’s electricity needs, significantly reducing the zoo’s carbon emissions.