Ohio's small but quickly growing solar industry is facing a slowdown because of the loss of grant money available through the Ohio Department of Development's Advanced Energy Fund, according to an article in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. As the article details, the revenue source for the fund, a 9-cent-a-month charge for the customers of the state's four investor-owned utilities, was not renewed by the General Assembly at the end of 2010. Without the state grant, solar projects are generally too expensive for residential customers, although commercial customers are still able to fund projects through a combination of federal incentives and the sale of solar renewable energy credits, or SRECs, according to the article.