In 2019, the Cummins family installed the first half of their solar array in Clintwood, VA. At just under five kilowatts, the solar panels are already providing significant reductions in the home’s utility bills throughout the year. In June of 2021, the home hosted Clintwood’s first solar open house to help inform local residents about solar energy. The Cummins’ plan to expand the array, doubling its size and output, in the coming years.
My Solar Neighbors
“It will be a year or two before I know for sure, but I believe the system on a yearly basis will produce as much as I use. Right now, It is nice just having the $13.50 ODP bill each month.”VanHomeowner
Residential Solar Financing 101 Webinar
Appalachian Voices and The Solar Workgroup hosted a webinar on “Residential Solar Financing 101: Building and Benefitting” with guest speakers from the IRS and Solar United Neighbors. Access the presentation slides and resources here.
Solar Workgroup Vision
Two solar programs you need to learn more about.
Securing Solar for Building Owners in SWVA
Appalachian Solar Finance Fund
is a financial and technical assistance program that catalyzes solar projects in coal-impacted communities across Central Appalachia.