SolSmart Designees

Scott County

SolSmart Bronze
Population: 21,566
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2019
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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.

Receiving this designation affirms that Scott County is moving in the right direction to become solar friendly. We hope this will show our citizens and businesses that we are working toward green economic opportunities.
- Freda R. Starnes, County Administrator