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Beyond Irony: Kentucky Coal Museum Installs Solar Panels to Reduce Energy Costs

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 11, 2017 9:26:50 AM

As reported by WCMH-TV, from AP reporting:solar-trumps-coal.jpg

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) – Don’t look to the Kentucky Coal 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 electric customers. It’s also a symbol of the state’s efforts to move away from coal as its primary energy source as more coal-fired power plants are replaced by natural gas. The state legislature recently lifted its decades-old ban on nuclear power.

“It’s a little ironic or coincidental that you are putting solar green energy on a coal museum,” said Roger Noe, a former state representative who sponsored the legislation that created the coal museum. “Coal comes from nature, the sun rays come from nature so it all works out to be a positive thing.”

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