Tymochtee Solar Announces $10,000 In Community Grants

March 6, 2024, Sycamore, Ohio – Tymochtee Solar has announced over $10,000 in new investments in education and community safety through the project’s community grant program.

 

This program supports community organizations across Wyandot County working to build safe and healthy communities, support economic development, foster environmental sustainability, and promote education.

To date, Tymochtee Solar has awarded over $80,000 to community projects. The project has also dedicated $75,000 to create the Tymochtee Scholarship Fund at Marion Technical College.

“Tymochtee Solar is dedicated to being an active, contributing member of the Wyandot County community.” said Gena Miller Shelton, Public Engagement Manager for Apex Clean Energy, “With these grants and new school engagement, we are building on our legacy of helping to meet the community’s needs. We look forward to continuing this work in the future.”

The newest round of community grants includes funding for:

  • Wyandot Community Connections’ Here U Belong (HUB) program has received $5,000 to assist with their after school and summer programs.
  • Wyandot County EMS was granted $3,400 to provide supplies to assist with rural emergencies including the purchase of battery operated lighting and a protective awning.
  • Hope’s Landing’s was granted $1,600 to support their programing to help victims of human trafficking including the running of their retail store.

“Wyandot Community Connections and The HUB are very excited and humbled to be recipients of your very generous grant. We look forward to utilizing this gift to continue to positively impact our youth and our entire community for years to come.” Kris Joseph of, Wyandot Community Connections

Tymochtee Solar is also providing STEM training and classroom supplies to 6th grade students within the Upper Sandusky School system through a partnership with KidWind, a non-profit providing classroom resources and renewable energy competition opportunities for students nationwide. Supplies for hands-on activities on solar energy have already been provided to area classrooms and the partnership will continue later this year with additional professional development opportunities and supplies for area teachers.

“KidWind is excited to bring in person outreach to northwest Ohio with support from Apex Clean Energy,” said Michael Arquin, CEO of KidWind. “We look forward to working with teachers from the region to bring standards-based clean energy activities to classrooms and will kick off this work with a summer training opportunity at the University of Findlay.”

About Tymochtee Solar

Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is developing Tymochtee Solar, an up to 120 MW facility that is expected to generate enough energy to power up to 24,000 homes per year. Situated in Wyandot County, adjacent to existing transmission lines on remote private land, the location is highly suitable for a solar energy project. The project offers a new source of economic development with long-term tax revenue for schools, government services, and public infrastructure. For additional information on Tymochtee Solar please visit: www.tymochteesolar.com/ . For additional information on Apex Clean Energy please visit: www.apexcleanenergy.com/