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.
We need to shift our policy environment so that we can once again take a leading role in a market that will only become larger in the years to come, writes energy policy professor Elizabeth Sasser.