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Large solar projects in southeast Ohio spur conflicting feelings for local landowners

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WOUB Digital · Large solar projects in southeast Ohio spur conflicting feelings for local landowners ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Many years ago, Dan Abraham bought some land in Vinton County in southeast Ohio. It’s up on a ridge overlooking a valley, not far from Zaleski State Forest. “I went down there and the realtor took… Read More

Some of the 1,000 solar panels that are part of a green energy project on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation frame the landscape near Cannon Ball, N.D., where the grand opening for the energy farm that was borne partly out of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016 and 2017 was held. Revenue generated from the 30 kilowatt farm is currently being used to power a community center and gymnasium in Cannon Ball. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

Appalachian Solar Dreams Become Realities As Money Flows In To A Community In Kentucky

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MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — The promise of solar energy for small, rural communities, and particularly those recovering from the decline of the coal industry, is twofold: job creation, and revenue. Money is flowing into solar energy—  the Appalachian Regional Commission just funded a major regional solar financing program, and a massive solar farm may… Read More

Solar panels on Bryce Baumann’s farm.

Power Switch: Solar Is Heating Up In The Ohio Valley

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — St. Vincent’s Mission has been doing the work of feeding, clothing and sheltering the people of Floyd County, Kentucky, since 1968. “We believe that all persons have a God-ordained right to the basic needs of life in order to meet their full potential,” the mission states on its website. Recently,… Read More

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Kentucky Lawmakers Target Solar power, Felony Expungement

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – People who put solar panels on their homes will likely get less credit for the power they generate after Kentucky lawmakers OK’d new rules for the fledgling industry in one of the country’s top coal-producing states. The legislation was one of 119 bills Kentucky lawmakers finished on Thursday, an explosion of… Read More

Ohio Solar Congress Community Forum


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The Ohio Solar Congress is a free public conference that brings together solar supporters from across the state to learn and discuss the current state and future for solar energy in Ohio. The day will include a series of presentations about solar technology and policy topics as well as ways to get involved with helping… Read More

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AEP Hopes New PUCO Chair Gives Solar Farm A “Fair Shot”

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The panel of state regulators that reviews utility rates will soon have a new leader who has a history of opposing renewable energy issues. This is causing concerns for supporters of a proposed solar farm from AEP. Sam Randazzo’s appointment to chair the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio sent up red flags to supporters of AEP’s 400 megawatt… Read More