This document focuses specifically on solar energy generation in Vermont that’s designed to be compatible with continued farming, whereby little or no land is taken out of production. Despite this focus, it should be recognized that there are other forms of on-farm generation that may be even more suitable for some agricultural operations. In addition, there are significant opportunities for on-farm efficiency improvements. Vermont Farm to Plate has analyzed food-system energy issues, including on-farm generation and efficiency.
Guide to Farming Friendly Solar
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT: University of Vermont
April 19, 2017
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
Land Use Planning, Real Property Tax Relief, Solar Siting