WV SUN names Autumn Long as new Program Director

WV SUN has announced Autumn Long will serve as the organization’s Program Director. Long previously managed WV SUN’s solar co-ops across the state. In her new role, she will work with the state’s community of solar supporters.

“As a solar homeowner myself, I see the power of being able to produce my own electricity everyday,” Long said. “If you have ever thought about going solar, now is a great time to do so.”

WV SUN has helped nearly 100 West Virginia residents go solar. It has saved homeowners more than $300,000 and spurred more than $1.7 million in local economic development in the process.

In addition to operating a garden-care company in Harrison County, Long has been a community organizer, advocate, writer, editor, researcher, and homesteader. Karan Ireland, former program director, now leads the West Virginians for Energy Freedom campaign.