March 28, 2023
Source: Cardinal News
Public schools and community colleges in seven counties and one city in Southwest Virginia are eligible to apply for a program that will offer competitive multiyear grants to fund campus solar arrays and educational opportunities in the solar field in Virginia and West Virginia.
The Coalfield Solar Fund is a partnership among Intuit Inc., the nonprofit National Energy and Education Development Project and Secure Solar Futures, a Staunton-based solar developer. The partnership was announced last week by Intuit, which makes TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks and Mailchimp.
Secure Solar Futures is already involved in solar projects at two school systems in Southwest Virginia.
All K-12 public schools and community colleges in the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell and Wise and the city of Norton can apply for the grants.