Explore Community Solar in WV: Learn More and Watch the Webinar!

Last week, WVEC and West Virginians for Energy Freedom hosted their first Community Solar 101 webinar. Thank you to everyone who attended; if you missed the webinar, please see the recording below! 

Community solar, a local and low-cost energy source, is currently available in 22 states — but is still not accessible in West Virginia.

By opening the door for community solar programs in the Mountain State, we can significantly lower energy costs, create thousands of local jobs, and promote energy freedom right here at home.

Community solar offers the benefit of solar to those who can’t or prefer not to install solar panels at their homes or businesses. It’s the perfect option for renters and condo and apartment dwellers who want to use clean, renewable energy and receive the cost-saving solar provides. Enabling community solar in West Virginia will expand solar access to low- and moderate-income households. See a fact sheet here.

We have a vital campaign ahead of us to expand affordable energy options through community solar, and your unique voice is needed! Year-round outreach is crucial to gain the momentum we need before the 2024 legislative session begins.

There are several quick actions you can take to help us:

  1. If you are still getting familiar with community solar, please watch the webinar! Submit any questions you have to info@wveccouncil.org
  2. Sign this petition to show your support for community solar. 
  3. Please fill out our Volunteer Survey here to let us know how you want to get involved.
  4. Tell a friend or family member about community solar! Solar United Neighbors website is a great solar resource to read and share. 

Thank you for joining us in the fight for energy freedom! There is more to come! We will be hosting a webinar series this Fall to dive deeper into the various benefits of community solar, and please watch your inbox for updates, action alerts and more.

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