Geenex Corporation of Germany is developing a 30 Megawatt solar farm located in Halifax County in partnership with Halifax County and ET Corporation. Louis Cherry Architecture has designed the Solar Center for the facility. The Solar Center will provide space for education, exhibits, offices and events all centered on solar technology and sustainability. The Solar Center will open in Spring 2015. The Project kick-off was held in Roanoke Rapids on August 13, 2014.