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KACo Leadership Institute: Solar Farms in Kentucky

This page includes links to resources related to the KACo Leadership Institute course held on July 30, 2021 about solar farms in Kentucky.

This session covered the basics of solar energy projects in Kentucky, including an overview of solar energy production, regulation and oversight of solar farms and the review process for siting a solar project in a county. Approved for 1 hour of HB 810 training credit.


Kenya Stump, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Energy Policy
Kristina Slattery, Deputy Commissioner for Business Development, Cabinet for Economic Development

View a recording of the session here.

Additional Resources

Energy and Environment Cabinet, Office of Energy Policy

The Kentucky Office of Energy Policy is located within the Energy and Environment Cabinet, with a focus on the utilization of nearly all of Kentucky’s energy resources. The OEP houses and supports a variety of programs regarding topics such as grant management, power sector modernization, energy affordability and more.


Kentucky Solar Toolkit 

The Kentucky Solar Toolkit is an initiative of the Office of Energy Policy and brings together resources for nearly all aspects of solar production including guidance for developers, information on regulation and policy, and resources for communities.


Solar Siting Potential in Kentucky 

A product of the Energy and Environment Cabinet, this website provides developers with a breadth of GIS resources for determining the suitability of sites for possible solar developments.


Select Kentucky 

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Select Kentucky website is home to resources relating to all aspects of Kentucky’s economy and various industries. Select Kentucky is a database that relays information about all of the available sites for development in the Commonwealth, and some of the advantages of locating in Kentucky.


Cabinet for Economic Development

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development seeks to encourage businesses to put down roots in Kentucky. This website features information regarding incentive program opportunities, community profiles, and an overview of the advantages of doing business in Kentucky. 

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