The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority ("OAQDA") approved a $5 million loan (pdf required) to Isofoton North America, Inc. to build an 86,000-square-foot solar manufacturing facility in Napoleon, Ohio. Isofoton's first customer, and the driving force behind its decision to locate a plant in Ohio, is the proposed 50-megawatt Turning Point solar project in Southeast Ohio.

OAQDA also authorized $4.7 million in financing (pdf required) for Licking County to retrofit twelve county government buildings with various energy efficiency and conservation systems, including lighting retrofits, building envelope and insulation improvements, and roof and window replacements.