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Abandoned coal mines are being transformed into solar farms

March 2, 2022 | 8:08 PM GMT
In southwest Virginia, abandoned coal mines are being transformed into solar installations that will be large enough to contribute renewable energy to the electric grid. Six old mining sites owned by The Nature Conservancy will be some of the first utility-scale solar farms in the region. The nonprofit hopes they’re creating a model that can be replicated nationwide.