Updated Wed, May 23, 2012 12:44 pm
An Athens-based company recently participated in a nationwide roundtable discussion on clean energy initiatives.
Third Sun Solar designs and installs solar energy systems for commercial, institutional, governmental, and residential customers across the Midwest.
The discussion was hosted by the Pew Charitable Trusts Clean Energy Program to explore ideas for accelerating growth in the U.S. Clean energy industry.
About 30 companies came to discuss clean energy manufacturing in Ohio.
Pew Communications Director Gerald Kelly says he hopes the dialogue will help inform policy makers about clean energy solutions.
Pew is trying to help policy makers understand, you know, all the ramifications of how policy can promote or detract from the growth of clean energy solutions from the U.S. and around the world," he said.
He said there's no better time than now to explore the developing industry.
"Clean energy, in general, renewable energy and solar energy, in particular, are emerging industries. They are very young industries," he said.
Pew says it will use the information and ideas contributed by Third Sun Solar and other companies to compile a blueprint for American clean energy competitiveness.