Sustainable Energy in Appalachia Program
The Mountain Institute is helping the Appalachia region create an energy future built on community empowerment, economic opportunity and respect for natural resources. Through the use of renewable technologies and energy efficiency, We are empowering the region’s residents and businesses to mitigate rising energy costs, expand employment opportunities and preserve the mountain environment.
Two solar projects have been completed in West Virginia, one at the Morgantown Farmers Market and one at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center. Both projects are reducing energy bills and demonstrating the effectiveness of solar technology in the region.
Since energy efficiency is a simple, cost-effective way to help Appalachia’s communities save money and preserve the environment, We are deploying efficiency programs in local communities. We have also initiated the Switch-Off Conserve program to empower businesses, municipalities, and homeowners to save on energy costs through simple behaviors. The program is rooted in the mountaineer spirit of resourcefulness and self-sufficiency.
For more information contact Energy Program Manager, Aaron Sutch at email@example.com