Here is what “steel in the ground” looks like in East Virginia, Chairman Albert:
That steel is there because in East VA, the SCC actually requires resource diversity.
Here’s the description from MTV Solar’s Facebook page:
The Salem Virginia VA Hospital’s 1.63 mW solar array is now creating electricity. The array,consisting of 6,084 solar panels, uses a “floating rack system”, and sits atop a capped landfill.
OK, I guess the steel isn’t exactly in the ground, but this is some serious generation capacity and it has ZERO fuel cost. I guess we can call it “steel on the ground.”
This is MTV Solar’s largest installation to date. MTV Solar is West Virginia’s largest solar power installer, but WV’s Alternative and Renewable Power Standard law is designed to suppress solar power production in our state, MTV Solar has to do a lot of its work in other states.
Our state government should be about building industries of the future instead of holding them back. But that is what we have now.
Like the rest of us in the cutting edge of solar power production in WV, MTV Solar is thriving in spite of hostility from WV state government.