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April 19, 2017

Old Kentucky coal mine may become solar farm

  • Eastern Kentucky is filled with former coal mines that are being redeveloped for golf courses and housing.
    Associated Press

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — A former strip mine would be converted into a solar farm under a proposal announced Tuesday by an Appalachian coal company that says it wants to place hundreds of thousands of panels in the Kentucky mountains.

    The Berkeley Energy Group, EDF Renewable Energy and former Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen said they are looking at two mountaintop removal sites just outside of Pikeville in the heart of Kentucky's coal country.

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