BOONE COUNTY The Hobet mining site is planned to be the future home of West Virginia’s largest solar power generation site.
SEVA West Virginia will develop around three thousand acres of the site for solar energy that will be called Sun Park.
The solar facilities, when completed, are estimated to produce around 250 megawatts of electricity.
The solar project is a partnership between the State of West Virginia and the Economic Development Authorities in Boone and Lincoln Counties. The economic benefits are an estimated $50 million for the state and $28 million for the Boone and Lincoln counties.
The announcement of the solar facility represents a $325 million investment, according to state officials.