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.
Approaches to Balancing Solar Expansion and Farmland Preservation
Travis Grout and Jennifer Ifft
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
May 02, 2018
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