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State regulators have denied AEP’s plan to charge ratepayers a fee for what would be the largest solar project in Ohio. The decision came down to whether electric customers needed the power plant in order to justify the additional cost to electric bills. AEP proposed guaranteeing the purchase of solar power from two plants in Highland County, currently in development. But the Public… Read More
Walmart, GM, Google, Johnson & Johnson and other corporations are forming a trade organization to promote the interests of renewable energy buyers.
Automaker Toyota is planning to announce a major investment in solar and other renewable energy in Appalachia and the Southeastern U.S. The plan includes a massive new solar facility on an old surface coal mine property in Kentucky. Sources close to the deal tell the Ohio Valley Resource that the Kentucky site is part of… Read More
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is holding hearings on what could be the largest renewable energy project in the state. AEP Ohio wants to generate 900MW of renewable energy, starting with a 400MW solar farm in Highland County. The utility is touting this as a major development project that could create thousands of jobs… Read More
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Boich Companies, a coal investor, are calling on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to approve what would be the largest solar farm in Ohio. The renewable energy project would be developed in Highland County, an Appalachian area the coalition says is in need of support. AEP Ohio is proposing the solar… Read More
When Jennie and Brian Kahly decided to move to a 150-acre family farm in West Virginia’s Preston County, they thought a lot about what type of farmers they wanted to be. “We went ahead and made a list of values, and one of those values was to minimize our fossil fuel use,” Jennie said. “That… Read More
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) – An eastern Kentucky utility says it is looking to add up to 20 megawatts of solar energy to meet growing customer interest in solar options. Kentucky Power says it’s also looking to diversify its electric generation mix. The company is seeking bids for solar resources to be purchased. As part of… Read More
Join us for a Solar-bration as we declare May 3 from here on out to be “Athens Solar Day”!