Sign of the times? Solar panels power Kentucky Coal Museum
April 7, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Don't look to the Kentucky Coal Museum to bring coal back.
The museum is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city's largest electric customers. It's also a symbol of the state's efforts to move away from coal as its primary energy source as more coal-fired power plants are replaced by natural gas. The state legislature recently lifted its decades-old ban on nuclear power.
"It's a little ironic or coincidental that you are putting solar green energy on a coal museum," said Roger Noe, a former state re...