Dement Solar Farm features 21,660 thin-film solar panels that generate 9,600 MWh of electricity every year using only the energy collected from sunlight. This project provides clean, locally generated electricity to more than 750 homes in Vance County and has an operating life of over 30 years. Dement Solar Farm came online in 2013 after 14 weeks of construction.
This project contributed over $250,000 in direct expenditures in Vance County for wages, lodging and supplies and an increase in the property tax base of Vance County of approximately $12 million, with no requirement for additional schools, sewers, roads, or other county services.
There are no emissions, noise or traffic associated with the operation of the solar farm. Each year, the solar farm will offset approximately 5,155 tons of CO2, which is the same as reducing automobile travel by 8 million miles.