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Solar developments are bringing energy and jobs to Southwest Virginia

The recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at Wise Primary School for a new rooftop solar installation was the result of years of effort and the latest marker of success in the effort to diversify the economy of seven coalfield counties in Virginia.

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Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia celebrates Wise Primary School installation

Note: This press release has been corrected to note that estimated savings are for the Wise County school system, not just Wise Primary School. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2022 CONTACT Emma Kelly, New Economy Field Coordinator, (865) 585-4939, emma@appvoices.org

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Solar Panels on Southwest Virginia Schools Signal a Diversifying Economy

A project manager in a neon vest and construction hat kneels atop the roof of the St. Paul school..

School solar projects demonstrate how Virginia’s coalfield counties are diversifying their economies and energy options with solar power.

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