Collaboration of the City of Oberlin, Team Lorain County, City of N. Ridgeville, Lorain County Growth Partnership for the Attraction of GreenField Solar. In 2007, GreenField Solar Corp. housed its big idea to change the solar energy industry in a small leased office space in Lorain County. The startup, which makes solar panels using a patented technology called PhotoVolt for which tiny cells collect sunlight to generate power at a lower cost to consumers, received a capital investment and was considering places to locate a headquarters permanently and expand. After considering Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas, all places with large semi-conductor markets vital to the solar energy industry, GreenField selected Oberlin for its expansion. Additional offices are in North Ridgeville.