By April 12, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia group training workers to install solar panels


The HD Media

LOGAN, W.Va. — A small group of people here are indeed “Mining The Sun,” as is the motto of Shepherdstown-based Solar Holler, which has been working with the nonprofit Coalfield Development Corp. of Wayne to help train workers here to install solar panels.

These days, those workers for Solar Holler are installing panels on everything from nonprofits and businesses — like Ed Tucker Architects in Huntington — to an increasing number of homes in West Virginia.

In the Mountain State since 2013, Solar Holler began as a one-man mission as West Virginia native Dan Conant — who has a master’s of science in energy policy from Johns Hopkins University, was the first employee of Vermont’s largest solar installer and is a former adviser to the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative — moved back home to bring solar here.

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