WV SUN names Autumn Long as new Program Director

By Ben Delman on September 6, 2017

WV SUN has announced Autumn Long will serve as the organization’s Program Director. Long previously managed WV SUN’s solar co-ops across the state. In her new role, she will work with the state’s community of solar supporters.

“As a solar homeowner myself, I see the power of being able to produce my own electricity everyday,” Long said. “If you have ever thought about going solar, now is a great time to do so.”

WV SUN has helped nearly 100 West Virginia residents go solar. It has saved homeowners more than $300,000 and spurred more than $1.7 million in local economic development in the process.

In addition to operating a garden-care company in Harrison County, Long has been a community organizer, advocate, writer, editor, researcher, and homesteader. Karan Ireland, former program director, now leads the West Virginians for Energy Freedom campaign.