What to do with a former coal mine? Make it a solar farm
April 19, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former strip mine would be converted into a solar farm under a proposal announced Tuesday by an Appalachian coal company that says it wants to place hundreds of thousands of panels in the Kentucky mountains.
The Berkeley Energy Group, EDF Renewable Energy and former Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen said they are looking at two mountaintop removal sites just outside of Pikeville in the heart of Kentucky's coal country.
It's the latest example of efforts to diversify the energy output of the nation's third-largest coal producing state, which has been hit hard by...