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Project Info

Martin County Solar Project, LLC

Construction began on Martin County Solar Project in Martin County, KY, in 2023, with anticipated project completion in 2024. The project started its journey in 2020 and received a certificate of construction from the Kentucky State Siting Board in November 2021. In December 2021, the project received approval to receive a $231 million Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) and a $600,00 sales tax incentive through the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act (KEIA). 

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.


Construction Updates

April 2024 – Racking Installation

Racking Installation: The third phase in the construction of a large-scale solar project consists of installing the solar racking system, or solar panel mounts, which will support the solar arrays. These panels racks are installed on the piles that have already been driven into the ground.

April 2024 – Pile Driving

Pile Driving: The second phase in the construction of a large-scale solar project includes installing the support structures for the solar panels. These support structures are called piles, and installing these support structures is called pile driving. Pile driving requires accurate distance, spacing, level, and depth of the piles. After the pile foundations have been installed, panel racks can be mounted onto them. 

October 2023 – Site Preparation Begins

Site Preparation The site preparation of a utility-scale solar project consists of creating safe site access for construction crews and a level mounting surface for the ground-mounted solar panels.

Construction Updates

Project Facts



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


Size & Acres

The project size is 900 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



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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