Are there any benefits of solar farms to communities?
There are ways the solar developers can give back to the community:
- Actively engaging with locals to help address any concerns
- Supporting local charities
- Create a viewing platform for the solar farm and create educational content for school children.
- Creating jobs for locals (please see next paragraph below).
- Working with local iwi and hapu to address concerns and work together to ensure the special cultural and spiritual relationship mana whenua have with the environment remains.