Local Benefits

Greene County Solar will be a good neighbor supplying clean, affordable, renewable power and an array of benefits for the community, including funds for local governments and schools, support for first responders and the library, employment opportunities and other economic contributions to the area.

Funds for Local Government & Schools
  • The project will generate revenues for the village, town, county and schools.
  • Overall economic benefit will be several million dollars.
Lease Payments Help Farmers Sustain Local Agriculture
  • Long-term leases provide farmers with guaranteed revenues that allow them to:
    • Sustain operations
    • Invest funds in innovation and modernization
  • Solar can accommodate grazing sheep, free-range poultry and apiaries
Employment Opportunities
  • Approximately 200 jobs will be created during the permitting and construction phase.
  • Local businesses and workers will be contracted for engineering, surveying, site preparation and construction.
  • Three-to-five long-term local jobs will be created for operation and maintenance of the solar farm.
Clean Renewable Energy
  • Solar energy’s attributes -- including clean, quiet, emission-free electricity generation -- make it the fastest growing form of electric generation in the U.S. today.
  • Locally produced, clean energy from solar power contributes to enhanced air and water quality for the community.
  • Leadership on clean energy helps communities attract environmentally conscientious residents, visitors and businesses.
Affordable Electricity
  • Because the fuel source (sunlight) for solar energy is free, solar energy has steady, predictable costs over the long run.
  • As the price of other power generation grows, solar energy will help to mitigate overall electricity price increases.
Support for First Responders & Local Library
  • The solar facility will create a new revenue stream for community services.
  • Supporting the local fire department, ambulance company, and library.
  • The solar facility will make minimal use of community services.