BrightNight, Rivian and The Nature Conservancy announce $1 billion solar project in Eastern Kentucky
By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Martin Hermann, CEO of renewable power producer BrightNight, joined representatives from Rivian Automotive and The Nature Conservancy to announce a joint partnership to build the new Starfire Renewable Energy Center. The project will transform the now defunct Starfire Mine in Perry County into Kentucky’s largest renewable power project. The $1 […]
By Brooke Porter, Building Kentucky Ford Motor Company donated nearly $42,000 to the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, generated from the proceeds of timber sales harvested at its BlueOval SK Battery Park site. The donation increases the department’s annual average budget of $80,000 by more than 50 percent. “It’s awesome that they are willing to help […]
By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development As the automotive sector builds toward a future that runs on electric power, Kentucky has moved quickly to stamp its place as a national leader in this burgeoning new market. Within the past seven months, the Commonwealth has announced the two largest economic development projects in its history, and […]
By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Cash flow can be difficult for local governments to navigate, but the City of Hazard has a new solution for aging infrastructure facilities. Hazard recently partnered with Trane to install solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays at Hazard City Hall and the Hal Rogers Center to save energy and money. Each solar array generates […]
Could the agriculture technology capital of the U.S. be in Appalachia? One Kentucky company has announced an international public-private partnership to create research programs and infrastructure in Morehead to make it the country’s AgriTech industry leader. AppHarvest, which is building one of the world’s largest controlled environment agriculture facilities, has partnered with the governments of […]
A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) could cause a revolution in the energy industry led by one Louisville researcher. University of Louisville researcher Joshua Spurgeon received the $500,000 grant to continue his work in renewable energy. Spurgeon’s research in the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering centers on […]
Rochester Dam making improvements to the barrier at the lock and public safety while striving to keep the historical dam intact.