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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

More than 1,200 acres have been secured for the project, which will consist 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



Martin County Solar Project, LLC

Martin County Solar Project, LLC is proposing a 100 MW (with expansion potential for up to 200 MW) solar energy facility in Martin County, KY. We are excited to be working in partnership with county officials and landowners to bring Martin County residents the opportunity to host a renewable energy generation installation.

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

Dial-in Number: 877-229-8493

Access ID Code: 119551#

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).



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Without the vision and partnership of county officials and supportive community members, solar power facilities would not be possible. With gratitude, we want to recognize the farmers, landowners, and residents of Martin County for their support and ambition to secure a bright future for their community through an economic contributor like Martin County Solar Project.


Erich Miarka

Director, Development

Jason Funk

Director, Permitting & Environmental

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