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Ripley community turning to solar energy for cleaner power options


RIPLEY — Taylor Mills felt so strongly about solar energy he started his own firm last year. Mills of Ripley originally started looking at solar energy as a safe way to provide energy for himself and his family.

Starting his company Advancing Solar Solutions in November 2020 with his business partner Chris Batton, they have now had about 43 kilowatt hours installed. 

“To this date, we actually have our first project, it's gonna be under wraps here and about done in about a month,” Mills said. “It's a 12.8-kilowatt system so we'll be adding that to our portfolio, and then I have a 16.8-kilowatt project that we just got started on. We just submitted the paperwork to the Mon Power utility and that project will probably be done within a couple months.”