How will Shoreham Solar Commons help the environment?


        1. Solar is a passive form of local, clean, and quiet renewable energy.
        2. Harmful greenhouse gas emissions will be cut by more than 29,000 tons per year or 1.17 million tons over the facility’s 40-year life as electricity from this facility displaces generation from local fossil fuel-fired plants
        3. Unlike a golf course, solar requires no irrigation, which will allow the local aquifer to recharge faster.
        4. No trees will be cut down during the construction or operation of the facility.
        5. It will also be a pesticide-free, herbicide-free, and fertilizer-free.