Benefits

Partners with our Communities

Hecate Energy believes in establishing beneficial, collaborative partnerships with communities that host our projects to maximize benefits and reduce impact.

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Community Benefits

Hecate Energy believes in establishing beneficial, collaborative partnerships with communities that host our projects. By working closely with local stakeholders, we can tailor projects to maximize benefits and reduce impact.

  • Cumberland Solar will provide long-term, sustainable revenue to support local and regional projects and services.
  • Project operation will provide direct employment for an estimated eight fulltime jobs annually.
  • Millions in direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts are expected to be provided by the Project to Cumberland County.
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Environmental Benefits

The solar-powered electricity generated by Cumberland Solar will offset generation from conventional emission producing sources, contributing to improved air quality and combatting climate change.

  • The project will diversify the energy mix of the region and enhance the reliability and resilience of the power grid serving Cumberland County.
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Employment & Economic Opportunities

Cumberland Solar’s investment will result in millions of dollars in area economic stimulus including jobs created during construction and operations that will benefit local and regional building trades, restaurants, lodging, gas stations, and stores.

  • Construction will create hundreds of local jobs and generate economic activity that will benefit area businesses.
  • Solar farms have the potential to attract regional business development that are seeking to build large-scale manufacturing facilities powered by renewable energy.
  • Utility-scale solar projects can be built more economically than smaller facilities, producing savings that can reduce the overall price of electricity.
  • Solar power can moderate electricity prices year-round, but it is especially effective during high-prices summer peaks.

Clean Renewable Energy

Solar energy’s many attributes, including clean, quiet, emission-free electricity generation, make it the fastest-growing form of electric generation in the U.S. today.