with Hometown Energy
West Virginia’s non-profits, churches, factories, businesses, municipalities and more are increasingly going solar and getting efficient with their energy use. Using Solar Holler’s innovative financing programs, all an organization needs is a desire to save money with clean, hometown energy.
Find out more about our award-winning crowd funding and financing programs to see how you can help repower Appalachia.
Our Energy programs
Shared Savings Program
Far too many churches, municipalities, and businesses across West Virginia are saddled with costly energy bills due to old and inefficient lighting. Through our Shared Savings Program, Solar Holler installs and maintains efficient LED lighting for organizations at no up-front cost. We are simply paid out of the energy savings.
Solar Financing Program
Solar Holler is dedicated to bringing solar power within reach of organizations across West Virginia. In the face of rising electric bills, Solar Holler will finance solar installations of qualified businesses, individuals, municipalities, houses of worship, non-profit organizations, and more to provide an affordable, predictable, and steady payment for your electricity.
Center for Mining the Sun
In 2015, Solar Holler, in partnership with the Coalfield Development Corporation, launched West Virginia's first solar job training program. We are proud and excited to connect young West Virginians in coalfield communities with work in the solar industry. This is a long term opportunity for each participant as each apprentice joins one of our installation crews for two years, earns an associates degree, and earns NABCEP solar certification. Every Solar Holler installation - whether for solar or LED lighting - is a learning opportunity and a change to build a thriving economy for all West Virginians.
Recently completed projects
SHEPHERDSTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
In a first of its kind project (and Solar Holler's pilot project), 100 families and businesses in Shepherdstown crowd funded a solar system for the Presbyterian Church by putting electricity savings from their water heaters to work for the Church. The 60 panel, 16.2 KW system went live in August 2014!
Bolivar-harpers ferry library
In Solar Holler's second project, more than 50 families in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties signed up to make this 12 panel, 3 kW system happen. The system went live in February, 2015 and is putting clean, homegrown electricity into our grid!
repower your holler!
We know the feeling. You've stared at your beautiful, sunny roof and wondered: are solar panels are in its future? You've looked at your electric bill and wondered, how am I going to afford this? Solar Holler is here to help non-profits community organizations, and businesses across West Virginia cut their energy bills with the latest technology. We will help from an initial site review to the financing to setting up the installation. Fill out this little form to see what could make sense for you.