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Farmland and Forest Solar Siting Land Use Scenarios

Increased pressure for solar siting on desirable open land compounds the current, severe “competition for land” in New England already due to real estate development pressure. This document illustrates alternative siting locations and land-use scenarios and the corresponding potential solar capacity. These scenarios are not recommendations. Instead, they present several siting methods and locations that can be used towards meeting the states’ clean energy goals.

Emily Cole
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
Page Numbers
Publication Date
August 01, 2020
Publication Type
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Land Use Planning, Solar Siting

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