BENEFITS OVERVIEW

Axton Solar will bring significant benefits to Henry and Pittsylvania counties, including millions of dollars in revenue, high-paying jobs, cleaner air and water, and a healthier environment for all residents.

A TRUE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

Axton Solar is committed to strengthening Virginia’s economy through responsible project development and creating a new long-term revenue source for the local community.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Axton Solar will create a new stream of passive, stable income for the community.

JOB CREATION

Axton Solar will create approximately 200 jobs during construction, as well as contracting opportunities for local manufacturers and vendors. Once operational, the site will support long-term local jobs.

EDUCATION FUNDS

Local schools are one of the largest beneficiaries of funds generated by Axton Solar. A new, annual source of revenue will make a meaningful impact on the students in the community.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Axton Solar will be a resource to the local community. The project can serve as a source of education and training for students, professionals and residents.

AXTON SOLAR LAND USE BENEFITS

Solar farms preserve the agricultural character of the community and allow the landowner to preserve their property for future generations that may want to harvest traditional row crops or continue to harvest the sun.

LOW IMPACT

Utility scale solar has little to no impact on the underlying land. Drainage is maintained or redesigned to allow for proper water control. Grading and compaction are minimal, and the topsoil is preserved. In addition, solar energy facilities are a great neighbor. They do not create air pollution, odors, contaminated water, or nuisance sounds.

NATURAL SCREENING

Axton Solar is committed to adhering to state and local rules and will provide natural screening like trees, hedges, and native plants to minimize visual impacts associated with the project as necessary. We want to be good neighbors and will explore screening as requested by those living in the vicinity of the project.

DECOMMISSIONING

Prior to construction, a decommissioning plan will be signed between Axton Solar and the local government. This agreement will ensure the removal of all equipment at the end of the project’s life. Once the equipment is removed, the land can be returned to agricultural use.

POLLINATORS

Axton Solar is exploring the use of revegetating areas disturbed during construction with pollinator-friendly plants that can have a positive impact on neighboring harvest yields and overall ecosystem health.