SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Bronze
Population: 3,981
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2019

It’s a juxtaposition between the old and new: an effort to expand solar energy use in the coalfields of Southwest Virginia. Leading this work is the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia, a group of nonprofit and community action agencies, colleges, state agencies, planning district commissions, and other interested citizens and businesses seeking to develop a renewable energy industry cluster in the seven coalfield counties of Southwest Virginia.

We are proud to become a SolSmart community. Our goal is to make it faster, easier, and more affordable for our residents and businesses that want to install solar energy systems.
- Fred Ramey, City Manager