Northumberland will bring in approximately $1.7 million in real estate tax revenue over the life of the project, which will benefit the local school district and public services. The project will also create over 330 jobs during construction, and generate predictable, long-term income for landowners.
Agricultural presence can be maintained throughout the life of the project through native vegetation and other dual-use practices such as livestock grazing and bee pollination. While quietly and passively harvesting sunlight, the land beneath the solar panels lies fallow, which allows the quality of the soil to improve.
Compared to many other types of commercial development, low-profile solar panels present minimal visual impact. Vegetative screening will be added around nearby homes.