Construction started over the summer on North Carolina's first wind farm, which is owned by Amazon. This has been an exciting step forward for the Southeast and its energy future.
Along with energy independence, what other benefits will this wind farm bring to North Carolina? The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association listed the wind farm’s numerous advantages, including its positive economic impact on its two host counties.
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The first benefit seen by the project’s counties will be the economic boost brought to local businesses during construction. The wind farm will be the largest taxpayer in the two counties, and when those taxes are combined with landowner lease payments, the project will add $1.1 million to the counties’ coffers each year.
The benefits don’t end there: others include lower electricity bills and local job creation.
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