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Approaches to Balancing Solar Expansion and Farmland Preservation

This report examines the solar siting policies of seven states that have experienced utility-scale solar development on agricultural land. This included several sources on tax treatment of farmland, incentives for farmland preservation, solar site permitting, state-level renewable energy policies, and brownfield redevelopment programs. These states were selected for their high levels of solar production or for comparability with New York.

Travis Grout and Jennifer Ifft
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Publication Date
May 02, 2018
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
New York
Solar Siting

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