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.
Jared is a Development Manager in the Northeast region, with solar projects in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New York. A native of West Virginia, he graduated from WVU with a BS in Energy Land Management and joined the team in 2017. He spends his time traveling between project areas in various states, and enjoys the time he spends meeting with others and sharing his interest in and knowledge of solar development.