|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2017
|Contact: Ben Delman
Co-op forms to help Agricultural Producers go solar
Charleston, WV – WV SUN, an organization that represents West Virginia’s community of solar supporters, today launched an effort to help agricultural producers go solar. The goal of this program is to help West Virginia farmers access the benefits of solar energy with technical support from WV SUN. This program is open to West Virginia agricultural producers for whom at least 50% of gross income comes from on-site agricultural operations.
“Agricultural operations are a great fit for solar,” said Autumn Long, WV SUN Solar Co-op Coordinator. “Our goal is make it easier for farmers across West Virginia to save money by going solar.”
Members of the Ag Producers’ Solar Co-op gain access to helpful resources and regular email updates, as well as individualized support and assistance from WV SUN.
WV SUN expands access to solar by educating West Virginians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening West Virginia’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters. It has helped more than half a dozen communities across the state develop solar co-ops.
WV SUN will connect participants with funding resources, including grant opportunities and guaranteed loan-financing programs, available for West Virginia agricultural producers. It also plans to help co-op members solicit proposals from qualified local solar installers and help them select the option that best fits their individual needs. The group will support, advise, and advocate for members throughout the entire process of going solar.