Shoreham Solar Commons is a proposed solar energy generation project that has the opportunity to bring an array of economic and enviromental benefits to the community.
By the repuposing the Tallgrass Golf Course, this community asset will generate nearly 25 megawatts of pollution-free electricity, enough to power approximately 3,500 homes.
KEY BENEFITS OF SHOREHAM SOLAR COMMONS
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
- Solar is a passive form of local, clean, queit, renewable energy.
- Electricity from this facility will offset generation from fossil-fuel fired plants, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 29,000 tons per year, or 1.17 million tons over the facility's 40 year life.
- Indigenous, drought-resistant plants will be used on the grounds, so the site will not require irrigation and will be pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer-free.
FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY & THE COMMUNITY
- The project will employ 175 local workers during construction.
- This facility is estimated to generate 10 times more than what the golf course currently pays in property taxes, revenue for local schools, first responders and municipal services.
- Panels will be set back behind a natural buffer of trees and landscaping to minimize visibility.