Firefly Solar brings countless benefits to Lawrence County including millions of dollars in revenue, high-paying jobs, cleaner air and water, and a healthier environment for all residents.
A TRUE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP
Firefly Solar is committed to strengthening Pennsylvania's economy through responsible project development and a new long-term revenue source for the project community.
1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING
Firefly Solar will create a new stream of passive, stable income for the community.
2. JOB CREATION
Firefly Solar will create approximately 200 jobs during construction. Long-term the project will provide a number of permanent local position at the site and contracted opportunities for local manufacturers and vendors.
3. EDUCATION FUNDS
Local schools are one of the largest beneficiaries of funds generated by Firefly Solar. A new, annual source of revenue will make a meaningful impact on the students in the community.
4. LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Firefly Solar is a resource to the local community. The project can provide education and training for various professionals and residents.
FIREFLY SOLAR LAND USE BENEFITS
Firefly Solar has many land use benefits. Solar farms preserve the agricultural character of the community and allow the landowner to preserve their land for future generations who may want to harvest traditional row crops or continue to harvest the sun.
1. LOW IMPACT
Utility scale solar has few impacts to the underlying land. Drainage is maintained or redesigned to allow for proper water control. Grading and compaction are minimal and the top soil remains. In addition, solar energy facilities are a great neighbor. They do not create air pollution, odor, contaminated water, or nuisance sounds.
Firefly Solar is committed to adhering to state and local rules and will provide natural screening like trees, hedges, and native plants to minimize visual impacts associated with the project as necessary. In an effort to be good neighbors, the Firefly Solar team is interested in exploring screening as requested by those living in the vicinity.
Firefly Solar is exploring the use of pollinator friendly vegetative seeds that can have a positive impact on neighboring harvest yields, erosion, and water quality.
Prior to construction a decommissioning plan will be signed between Firefly Solar and the local government. This agreement will ensure the removal of all equipment at the end of the project life. Once the material is removed, the land can be returned to traditional agricultural practices.