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Rise and Shine,

Martin County

The unofficial sponsor of sunny days


Erich Miarka

Senior Development Manager

Project Information



Martin County Solar Project is located on the old Martiki mine site in Pilgrim, KY.


Size & Acres

The project size is 1,200 acres which consists of all project components, including the solar panels, access roads, and other infrastructure necessary for the operation of the facility.



The project will interconnect to the Inez Substation already located


Construction Information

​The majority of construction activity will consist of site preparation and earthwork, substation construction, and post and racking installation. Construction activity will generally take place from the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or from sunrise to sunset to ensure minimal disruption of daily activity. Occasionally, some construction activities may take place at night, but they will be limited to low-sound activities. No noise or light impacts are expected to affect nearby residences. Please note, the sequencing of construction activities is subject to change due to weather conditions or other adverse events.


Martin County Solar Project, LLC

Martin County Solar Project is constructing a solar energy facility in Martin County, KY, starting in 2023 and continuing in 2024. The project started its journey in 2020 and received a certificate of construction from the Kentucky State Siting Board in November 2021. 

Benefits of a Solar Project

A solar project provides a healthy, productive economic development opportunity for local landowners to harvest a stable cash crop–the sun. Benefits include positive impacts to the local economy through tax revenues to local governments and support to other local services. Host communities typically experience economic boosts for local businesses and supply chains and the opportunities for new jobs–primarily during the construction phase.  


In addition to being safe and compatible with agricultural and rural residential uses, solar energy facilities exist in harmony with wildlife and the environment. They make good neighbors because they operate almost silently without producing odor or byproducts; or attracting additional traffic.


In the bigger picture, solar energy projects provide an abundant, sustainable power resource to help stabilize electricity costs. These amazing systems lessen carbon emissions and contribute to the diversification of the nation’s electricity grid.

Local Economic Impact

Solar power produces direct positive economic impacts by contributing to the economic revitalization of local communities through increases to the local tax base and creating stable revenue to fund local schools and other taxing bodies.  


Solar power also generates indirect positive economic impacts during the construction process as local businesses (restaurants, gas stations, hotels, stores, and more) and supply chains experience an influx of customers.

Martin County Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, February 10, 2020

6:00 pm EST

Martin County Solar Project Receives Certificate of Construction from the Kentucky State Siting Board

 Approval order was issued on November 15, 2021

Martin County Solar Project Receives Incentive Approval

December 9, 2021 - Martin County Solar Project received approval from Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) of a $231 million Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) and a $600,000 sales tax incentive through the

Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act (KEIA).

Martin County Solar Project Job Fair

September 7, 2023 - 11 AM - 7 PM

The Collier Center 

387 Main Street,

Inez, KY, 41224


Click here for more information.


We value our neighbors and would love to hear from you! Please share any questions, comments, or concerns about the project by clicking the button below or email us at the address above.


Erich Miarka

Director, Development

Emily Truebner

Vice President, Permitting & Environmental

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