With over 1 GW of operational solar, and nearly 3 GW in contracted projects, Miami-based Origis Energy is fueling the economic benefits of clean energy in communities across the country.

MIAMI, Fla. (September 1, 2020) — The solar industry’s role in rebuilding the American economy in the wake of COVID-19 is being heralded by leading corporations, congressional leaders, 650 companies within the industry and clean energy related organizations.

In communities across America, economic development from large scale solar fuels job growth and tax revenue. In the aftermath of the pandemic, these projects deliver a much-needed boost to America’s economic recovery.

“With over one gigawatt (GW) of operational solar projects, and nearly three GW in contracted projects to be completed by the end of 2023, Origis Energy is delivering the economic benefits of clean energy to communities across the country,” said Guy Vanderhaegen, Chief Executive Officer & President of Origis Energy.

“There is more to come as we develop a 15 GW pipeline putting clean energy, and the economic benefits it creates, within reach of more Americans,” continued Vanderhaegen. “The timing of these efforts could not be better as the contributions of large scale solar and energy storage are more likely localized in rural regions where the rebuild effort is vital.”

Economic development efforts by community organizations and leaders are crucial for the deployment of renewable energy in the U.S. Those efforts are rewarded when solar and energy storage investments create jobs, contribute to environmental initiatives, support local charities and job training programs and increase tax revenue. As these incentives become even more relevant for the revival of the economy in the aftermath of COVID-19, communities will heavily depend on these investments.

“Economic development not only was a sound basis for our team reaching these significant milestones, they increasingly drive our future growth,” said Johan Vanhee, Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Procurement Officer of Origis Energy. “Without the trust and support of so many customers, utilities and large Fortune 500 companies, underwriting the importance of our local communities, Origis Energy would not have become a leader in the new economy of renewable energy in America.”