In May 2021, Sol Systems and Sun Tribe announced a partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to develop and finance the first utility-scale solar projects on former coal mines in southwest Virginia. The solar projects will be located within the Cumberland Forest in Southwest Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, and Eastern Kentucky, which is managed by TNC and owned by its Cumberland Forest, LP impact investment fund.
Creating a Just Energy Transition
Sol will work with the local communities to create new solutions in communities adversely impacted by climate change in southwest Virginia.
Supporting Local Communities
This project is a step in creating a new framework for local engagement and education focused on on-the-ground collaboration that identifies and builds local community opportunities.