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Clean energy is revitalizing the energy future of America. It’s safe, cost effective, local and sustainable.
We’re engaging with our host communities to ensure that clean energy provides real,
tangible benefits for all stakeholders.

Committed
to the Community

As the ongoing operators of the projects we develop, we’re committed to the community for the long term. Our employees like to get involved in community charity work, including fundraising and participating in local events.

We’re proud to sponsor our employees in local non-profit events such as “Battle for a Cure” and “Relay for Life” for the American Cancer Society. At the Steel Winds project in New York, we even light a wind turbine pink at night for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Local causes are important to us too. For example in Hawaii, our employees regularly volunteer with local organizations and companies to clear invasive grass and weeds which encourages the growth of native Hawaiian vegetation. 

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Economically Invigorating

Clean energy projects can invigorate a local community. In addition to clean renewable power, our projects generate shared benefits for the local community. During the construction phase, wind and solar farms stimulate increased local business activity to support development, construction and operations. Economic benefits also accrue to the community through property tax arrangements and income from land leases with local landowners.

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Environmentally Sound

Wind and solar energy are both clean and renewable which helps offset two of the most damaging effects of conventional
electricity generation - air pollution and natural resource depletion. However, like any other form of development, the
construction of wind and solar energy facilities does need to be thoroughly and professionally managed.

Utilizing our in-house team of environmental scientists, we perform a thorough analysis of the entire project and
consider the implications to habitat and wildlife during every step of the development process - from initial planning, to
construction, to erecting transmission lines. We’re dedicated to going beyond simply adhering to local, state and federal
standards by developing innovative solutions to mitigate and manage environmental and habitat impact during site
preparation, system installation and during the operation of our clean energy power plants.

In Hawaii, our wind projects feature the nation’s first Habitat Conservation Plans,
comprehensive environmental programs designed to protect rare and threatened
wildlife and habitat, while removing non-native species and clearing invasive
habitat. On Maui, we have created almost eight acres of protected refuge for
threatened Hawaiian seabirds.

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To advocate for clean energy, use the Solar Energy Industries Association and American Wind Energy Association’s locator tools to discover your local and Congressional representatives, and encourage them to support clean and renewable energy policies. 

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