Despite being home to the largest inland coal refinery in the country, Indiana is welcoming what will be the nation’s largest solar farm to date, highlighting the state’s swiftly changing energy portfolio, reports¬†Grist.¬†¬†

Local communities are welcoming a much-needed economic boost. The project is expected to bring $1.5 billion in investment to the state, and for many landowners, the payments they receive from the project will be more than they otherwise would have made from the land.

The tax revenue from the project will account for nearly one-fifth of the budgets in the counties where it is being built. 

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