3 Easy Steps to Secure Solar in Southwest Virginia

The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia has partnered with Secure Futures,  Mountain Empire Community College, and GOT Electric to provide commercial-scale solar installations in the coalfield region that are specifically designed to employ local workers.

Meet the Solar Workgroup

The initiative, “Securing Solar For Southwest Virginia,” will provide affordable solar solutions for businesses, nonprofits and local governments in the seven-county region, while building local workforce skills and opportunities for well-paying jobs in the growing solar energy sector.

Securing Solar is now accepting projects in the region. Follow these 3 easy steps to secure your own solar project in order to save money, produce clean energy, and develop the local workforce:

1. Check your Qualifications

Are you located in Southwest Virginia? The Securing Solar group are actively looking for schools, governments, and businesses in the following cities and counties:

  • Bland County
  • City of Bristol
  • BuchananCounty
  • Carroll County
  • Dickenson County
  • Floyd County
  • Franklin County
  • City of Galax
  • Giles County
  • Grayson County
  • Lee County
  • Montgomery County
  • City of Norton
  • Patrick County
  • Pulaski County
  • City of Radford
  • Russell County
  • Scott County
  • Smyth County
  • Tazewell County
  • Washington County
  • Wise County
  • Wythe County

Map of Southwest Virginia counties | Opportunities SWVA

2. RSVP for our Informational Webinar

If you think you’re a good candidate for solar in Southwest Virginia, then join us to discuss what the process looks like. How long will the solar take to install? How much money will I save? You’ll find out on November 10th!


3. BYOB – Bring Your Own Energy Bills

For those who are ready to make the next step in going solar, we invite you to our BYOB Webinar. We ask that to prepare for this webinar, you share the past 12 months of your facilities energy bills. Then, we can talk next steps.


Written by: Staff Author