The McCallum Solar Farm produces approximately 9,600 MWh of electricity a year. This site features 21,660 solar panels that generate enough energy to power roughly 750 average homes in North Carolina. A crew of local contractors began the project in 2013 and completed it in just 14 weeks.
The project provided over $250,000 in direct expenditures in Robeson County for wages, lodging, and supplies. This resulted in an increase in the property tax base of Robeson County of approximately $12 million, with no requirements 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.