Harvesting the wind or sun provides landowners with a reliable and significant source of income to supplement farming or ranching. Because renewable energy is affected neither by drought nor fluctuations in agricultural commodity prices, landowners who work with us obtain a new source of revenue not tied to their agricultural operations. In the case of wind energy, there is minimal loss of farmland or ranchland. Farmers grow crops right up to the base of wind turbines, and sheep and cattle graze among and beneath the turbines.
“They left our roads in better condition than they found them. They donated charitably to our community. Orion doesn’t go anywhere they aren’t wanted or needed.” — Mike Bigger, former County Board Chairman, Stark County, Illinois