2017 West Virginia Solar Congress

Solar supporters traveled from all over the state to attend the 2017 West Virginia Solar Congress.

The 2017 West Virginia Solar Congress was a huge success!

More than 40 solar supporters came together for the second annual West Virginia Solar Congress on June 24, 2017 at Eastern WV Community & Technical College in Moorefield, WV. They traveled from around the state to learn about solar, energy efficiency, Ohio-based utility FirstEnergy’s attempt to soak West Virginia ratepayers, and to discuss energy freedom for all West Virginians. WV SUN thanks our partners and local businesses that helped support, promote, and make this event possible: Eastern WV Community & Technical College, West Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club – West Virginia, Energy Efficient West Virginia, O’Neills, South Branch Inn, Sheetz, and Fox’s Pizza Den.

The second annual West Virginia Solar Congress was hosted by WV SUN in partnership with Eastern WV Community & Technical College.


The FirstEnergy Bailout: What Does the Pleasants Transfer Mean for Mon Power and Potomac Energy Customers?
Karan Ireland, WV SUN
Pamela Ellis, West Virginia Sierra Club

Solar 101 & Energy Efficiency 101 – At Home and on the Farm: Introduction to solar PV technology, policy, and financing
Autumn Long, WV SUN

Cost-effective energy efficiency solutions and how to pay for them
Xavier Walter, Energy Efficient West Virginia

The WV Public Service Commission, a Closer Look: Who they are, what they do, and how to get involved
Cathy Kunkel, Kunkel Energy Research

Renewable Energy and Efficiency Upgrades for Farms and Small Businesses: Energy improvements, energy audits, grant and rebate programs, and financing
Hannah Varguson, The Conservation Fund’s Natural Capital Investment Fund

The FirstEnergy Bailout, How You Can Fight the Pleasants Transfer: Volunteer training and opportunities
Karan Ireland, WV SUN
Emmett Pepper, Energy Efficient West Virginia

Gazing into the Crystal Ball: A Panel Discussion on the Future of Battery Storage
Colin Williams, Mountain View Solar
Doyle Tenney, DT Solar

Past West Virginia Solar Congresses

2016 West Virginia Solar Congress