solar is Good for the Earth

Compared to other forms of electric generation, solar has the least impact on the environment.
  • Solar energy generates emission-free electricity.
  • The power produced by the Greene County Solar Facility can offset over 50,500 tons of carbon dioxide per year -- equivalent to taking over 9,700 average cars off the road.
  • Solar facilities do not damage soil resources, unlike other power projects, industrial or commercial development.
  • Solar facilities produce no pollution in operation.
  • Unlike conventional power plants, operating solar facilities use little to no water. The low impact design also maintains porous surface area for local groundwater recharge
  • Vegetation management is conducted with periodic mowing and trimming; very little chemical vegetation control is planned – far less than farms or golf courses typically use.
  • Solar facilities are excellent protectors of watershed resources.