The Front Porch Blog, with Updates from AppalachiaThe Front Porch Blog, with Updates from Appalachia



More to ‘pumped storage’ than meets the eye

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Posted by Lydia Graves | 1 Comment

A plan to use defunct coal mines in Southwest Virginia for a hydroelectric facility could be a great idea -- provided it uses local workers and locally sited solar energy to run the operation. [ More ]


A roadmap to boosting solar in Southwest Virginia

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 | Posted by Lydia Graves | No Comments

Last week, the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia released an outline for bringing a just, sustainable energy economy to the coalfield region. [ More ]


Solarize Wise is running strong with Sigora Solar

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 | Posted by Lydia Graves | No Comments

Check out this quick video about Solarize Wise, a community campaign to make going solar simple and affordable for residents, farmers and business owners in the Wise County, Va., area. Now is the time to find out if solar is right for you! [ More ]


You are my sunshine … in Southwest Virginia

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Posted by Lydia Graves | No Comments

Last week we co-hosted the first annual Solar Fair in Wise County along with our partners in the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia — all to showcase the economic benefits of energy from the sun. [ More ]