The Roxboro Farm produces approximately 9,750 MWh of electricity a year. This site features 22,246 solar panels that work in harmony to generate enough energy to power roughly 750 average homes in North Carolina. Construction began in December 2013 and was completed in March 2014.
The project provided over $250,000 in direct expenditures in Person County for wages, lodging, and supplies. This spending resulted in an increase in the property tax base of Person County of approximately $15 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 5,236 tons of CO2, which is the same as reducing automobile travel by 8 million miles.