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Wind and Solar Energy in Indiana 
 
Creates Local Jobs
Thousands of direct and indirect jobs are created by renewable projects and the revenue supports continued economic growth.
  • A recent study says that if the expected demand for renewable energy from commercial and industrial customers is met, Indiana could see $5.78 billion in new investment and up to 25,000 new jobs.

  • With the growth of renewable energy, Hoosiers will see geographic distribution of energy generation, creating jobs and local benefits in many counties rather than just concentrated in a few counties.

  • Renewable projects often use local resources and support local jobs.

    • Benton County has already seen the benefits of multiple wind farms with lower property taxes for residents and almost 100 new jobs.

    • The Meadow Lake Wind Farm in White County created 429 full-time equivalent jobs during construction and another 48 permanent jobs in the community.

  • Colleges and Universities are retooling to prepare Hoosiers for jobs in this growing industry.

    • Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette developed the Porter Energy Center to help students complete certificates and degrees in the advanced energy field, such as the Renewable Energy Technology Technical Certificate and the Industrial Wind Technology Technical Certificate.

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