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Duke to build its first solar plants in Kentucky

The company says that the plants will begin construction later this summer, with plans to complete the 6.8 MW of solar by the end of 2017.

Solar farms could adorn former mountaintop-removal coal mines

Berkeley Energy Group, an Eastern Kentucky coal mining company, is partnering with EDF Renewable Energy to turn two former mountaintop-removal coal mine sites into the state’s largest solar farms.

Coal may still be king, but solar is where the power is (with video)

Dear Ms. Morissette: THIS is how you do irony. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, flipped the switch yesterday on solar array in an attempt to save money and preserve the history of coal country.

Bill could destabilize growing Kentucky solar industry

The sponsor of Senate Bill 214 says he only wants to bring stability to the market and prevent non-existent cost shifts from harming non-solar ratepayers. But critics suggest the bill would kill a growing industry before it can blossom.


Coal-plant closures bring opportunities for solar

A new report documents that most U.S. utilities remain firm on plans to eliminate coal plants on the already-announced schedule, offering the prospect of enormous business opportunities for the solar industry — as well as a glimmer of hope for displaced coal miners

L’Oreal USA turns back time to 2005 (and beyond)

Two solar arrays in Florence, Ky., and North Little Rock, Ark., will exceed the cosmetic giant’s sustainability goals by cutting emissions more than 60 percent below 2005 levels.

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