Rural and Mining Temporary Use of Wind and Solar
- May 26, 2021 5:34 pm GMT
This is just an idea, and has not been worked out in detail. But the West Virginia economy has been hurt by the decline in coal use, both before and during the pandemic. The site below reports this as of 2020:
There are small portable wind generation systems, such as this one by KiteX.
But has any thought been given to having some sort of fleet of larger wind or solar systems that could be leased to hard-hit locations, allowing them to get revenues with tax equity or the like, and then having some sort of incentive program to have new development? I am thinking of the negative income tax proposed by Milton Friedman as sort of a model for this, and wondering if some sort of temporary wind system could be developed for West Virginia.
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