Friday, November 16, 2012

Unemployed Coal Miners Install Solar Panels In West Virginia

This is what we need. I hope it is continuing.

VICKI SMITH 2/2/2011

A group devoted to creating alternative energy jobs in Central Appalachia is building a first for West Virginia's southern coalfields region this week – a set of rooftop solar panels, assembled by unemployed and underemployed coal miners and contractors.

The 40- by 15-foot solar array going up on a doctor's office in Williamson is significant not for its size but for its location: It signals to an area long reliant on mining that there can be life beyond coal.


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