A recent study by environmental consultant Downstream Strategies found a new way to bring solar energy to the Mountain State.
It would do so, without taking away land for infrastructure development or green space.
“One of the arguments against integrating large amounts of solar resources in West Virginia is that our flat land in West Virginia is prime development,” said Joey James, Project Scientist with Downstream Strategies.
There is other land in West Virginia that Downstream Strategies has identified as a prime spot for large-scale solar.
In a new study, funded by a grant from the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation, it analyzed degraded land, which includes abandoned mine lands and Brownfield sites, landfills, hazardous waste sites and more…