Who We Are

For nearly two centuries, Appalachia has powered America with energy—from coal to oil to gas.  We are the backbone of the American economy.  But the world is changing all around us.  We need safe, reliable energy that builds wealth here at home.

Renewable energy is the opportunity Appalachia has been waiting for to rebuild our towns and diversify our economy.  But it will only come here if we work together to repower our communities.

WV SUN expands access to solar by educating West Virginians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening West Virginia’s solar policies and its community of solar supporters.

We mobilize West Virginia’s community of solar supporters to fight for fair policies so all West Virginia residents can benefit from solar energy. We develop solar co-ops that strengthen the West Virginia solar market by providing installers with a pool of good customers and empower a broad base of support for solar in communities across West Virginia.

We fight for the little guys—the non-profits, homeowners and farmers that can’t afford the constant rate increases.  We work with towns with long, proud histories that need new industries and new jobs.  We’re looking to a future that’s locally grown—with power and good livings to be made in the hollers.