The development aims to create direct and indirect economic benefits including:
- Once operational, Cumnor Solar Farm will generate an annual community benefit fund worth £500 for every megawatt (MW) of export capacity on the site. Assuming an export capacity of up to 21MW, this would mean a community benefit fund with an annual value of £10,500 a year, or £420,000 over the 40-year, operating life of the solar farm.
- Local jobs during construction available for tender – local companies will be encouraged to apply.
- The potential for local jobs once the solar farm is operational.