Of clean renewable energy
Of revitalized land
In local tax revenue over the life of the project
Kentucky jobs for each phase
Permanent operations and maintenance jobs for each phase
Over four phases of development and construction
Bringing renewable power to Starfire will help renew the community’s position within the American energy economy.
Investing in power from our Starfire Solar Project is an opportunity to reach sustainability and social impact goals by helping a struggling region to survive and thrive. For decades, the Starfire mine was a model of American innovation and economic success. But this single economic driver placed residents in Knott, Perry, and Breathitt counties in jeopardy; a deemphasis on education and lack of development in other regional businesses and industries took its toll. Today, of the 3,142 U.S. counties ranked for life expectancy, Perry County ranks 3,140th.
The BrightNight Starfire Project will serve as a model for reinvention, a source of valuable economic development, and a catalyst for broad community improvement.
- BrightNight’s investment in the Starfire site will provide valuable tax revenue to the three counties, which is desperately needed to support programs addressing the growing health crises impacting the region’s life expectancy.
- The region’s high unemployment rate will benefit from hundreds of jobs created to develop, construct, and maintain the site.
- As part of our commitment to workforce development, BrightNight will partner with local educational centers to provide renewable energy technical training and certifications. This training and experience will provide skills for high-value, in-demand jobs needed in today’s market.
Watch Our Starfire Video
Learn how we’re helping set the new standard for renewable power generation in Kentucky.
Watch our Construction Simulation
See how BrightNight will transform an active coal mine into a valuable renewable power project of more than 800-megawatts.