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West Virginia now ideally suited to solar energy use


Perhaps surprisingly, much of West Virginia enjoys about 85 percent as much sunlight as Miami, Florida, which means it's ideally suited to solar energy use, says the founder and CEO of West Virginia-based Solar Holler.

Thanks to technological advances, Dan Conant says solar energy is now an affordable and viable option for many residents of the Mountain State.

“The technology has come leaps and bounds from the '80s and '90s,” Conant said, though he emphasizes that each solar install depends on various factors.

“The exact numbers depend, of course, on where you are, shading, what angle your roof is pointing—all those different variables,” he said.

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