What kind of solar project do you want to learn more about?

“Our solar array is the best investment that we’ve ever made. Our electric bills generally are less than nine dollars a month now because we did remain on the grid. With prices going down I’m sure people will pay even less than we did and save lots of money.”

Laurel & Anthony

Goal 1 Strategies

Identify and develop sites that are ideal for solar development, making SWVA a hub for solar energy development.

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A. Identify and develop high-impact distributed solar projects.


B. Support the process to identify and develop utility-scale solar sites.


C. Identify financing options.


D. Act as a neutral hub to help connect property owners, developers, financiers.

The Utility-Scale Solar Playbook

The Solar Workgroup, in partnership with SolSmart and the Solar Foundation, has created an introductory guide for local governments to facilitate large-scale solar projects in Southwest Virginia. In a region that has a long history of energy production, solar technology offers enormous potential for economic development and job growth.

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