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Navigating Solar Lease Agreements

This video series is for landowners and municipalities who are considering solar development on farmland. Topics include land suitability, contract issues, policy and regulations, tax implications, and resources for local governments.

Solar Development Process and What Companies are Looking For – Video 1: Loren Prukowski, the owner of Ecolegacy Values, a solar developer and a farmer shares his experience with solar development on his family’s farm and his advice to landowners in working with a solar developer on their land.

Solar Lease Agreements and Tips for Negotiating a Contract – Video 2: Scott Kurkoski, an attorney with Levene, Goudin & Thompson LLP, walks you through what a landowner should consider when faced with a contract from a solar development company.

Municipal Regulations Affect Solar Development Opportunities: Is Your Town Planning for Agriculture? – Video 3: Jeff Kehoe of NYS Ag and Markets covers NYS Farmland Protection Program and how NYS Ag and Markets works with farmers and municipalities in protecting agriculture in NYS. He also covers some of the resources and programs that are available to municipalities where solar developments are being considered.

Notice of Intent Process – Video 4: Andrew Steiner of NYS Ag and Markets covers the Notice of Intent Process that is required when planning to convert agricultural land to a solar development in New York State.

Author / Presenter
Loren Prukowski, Scott Kurkosik, Jeff Kehoe, Andy Steiner
Date published
October 28, 2021
Publisher / Host
Cornell Cooperative Extension and New York Ag Business Management Educators. 
Media Type
New York

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