Kentucky's electricity mix is 92% coal, but a mining museum found it cheaper to rely on solar. That, and other stories we're reading this morning.
Kentucky Coal Museum installs solar panels to save on electricity bills. ... The museum houses relics from the state's coal mining past, ...
The Kentucky Coal Museum depicts "the lives that revolve around the coal industry." But WYMT reports they now get their power from solar panels, because it's cheaper.
Apr 05, 2017 · A coal-mining museum in the heart of coal country is turning to solar power in an effort to save money and help the surrounding community. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is located in Benham, in the southeast corner of the Bluegrass State.
With some irony even a museum dedicated to coal, the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, in the heart of coal country, is turning to solar power to provide it's energy.
Apr 05, 2017 · The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is switching to a new form of energy -- solar power.
Inside the Kentucky Coal Museum, visitors can peruse plenty of memorabilia on mining and the commonwealth's coal camps. But on the roof, they'll find a display dedicated to an unexpected industry: Solar power.
"It is a little ironic," said a museum spokesman. "But you know, coal and solar and all the different energy sources work hand-in-hand. And, of course, coal is still king around here."
Solar panels are hot — even in the heart of coal country. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, in an effort to save on its monthly electric bill, is getting about 80 solar panels installed on its roof.
Housed in a former commissary building and tucked into the hollers of Harlan County - the heart of Kentucky mining country - is a museum dedicated to all ...
Irony not lost on Kentucky Coal Mining Museum switching to solar power "We believe that this project will help save at least $8,000 to $10,000 off the energy costs on this building alone," says a spokesman for the college that operates the museum.
The tiny town of Benham, Kentucky, was originally built to serve the coal mining industry. Now it's embracing solar energy. Benham, population 500, will soon get an array of solar panels atop the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum. The decision to go solar is packed with symbolism, but mostly it just ...
By now, anyone who follows renewables has most likely heard of the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum going solar.Coming fresh on the heels of a story about a former coal mine potentially becoming Kentucky's largest solar farm, it's an encouraging sign of the tides turning—despite the coal-obsessed ways of the current White House.
Apr 18, 2017 · Did you catch this gem on CNN.com from April 6? "The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is switching to solar power to save money. …
Long live irony! The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, nestled in the heart of coal country, might seem like an odd place for a solar project.But the solar panels currently being installed on its roof will ultimately save thousands in electricity costs.
Apr 18, 2017 · The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum solar panels aren't about radical environmentalism. They're about an old coal town creating its own economic future.
In any case, any short-term bump in US coal production is unlikely to be felt in places like Appalachia and eastern Kentucky, the home of the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum.
Republicans don't want things to change. Unfortunately, time continues to march forward with or without them. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum is hoping they can cut some costs by cutting down on th...
kentucky coal mining museum solar. Coal - Wikipedia. Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or ...
A Kentucky museum dedicated to its state's history in coal mining is turning to an unlikely source of energy in an effort to cut costs: solar power.
Kentucky Coal Museum & Portal 31: ... To reduce energy costs to run the museum, the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum installed 80 solar panels on its roof in April 2017.
Apr 05, 2017 · You wouldn't expect a museum dedicated to the coal industry to run on anything other than coal -- but a mining museum in Kentucky is soon to be solar powered.
An eastern Kentucky coal mining company on Tuesday announced its plans to build what could become the state's largest solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop strip mine
Don't look to the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum to bring coal back. The museum is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city's largest...