A 16-kilowatt array on the roof of Iron Works Cycling is the first successful project for a regional group trying to seed solar projects across seven coalfield counties.
Schools and governments in Southwest Virginia want solar policy to match new state law.
Just 17 miles west of the state’s largest coal-fired power plant, a solar array at the local high school is having an unconventional impact.
The state jumped up 12 spots and into the top 10 nationally for solar capacity installed among K-12 schools.
A new initiative announced Wednesday will install up to 12 megawatts of solar power in Virginia’s historic coalfield region over the next three years.