This guide supports municipalities in the critical role they play in balancing solar development and farmland protection. It offers general agricultural solar siting guidelines, compiles relevant provisions from solar ordinances that have been adopted by towns in Maine and New England, and takes a deeper dive into some of the different approaches that Maine communities are taking to support balanced solar siting at the local level.
Balancing Solar Development and Farmland Protection: A Solar Siting Guide for Maine Towns
Kristen Bell, Christian Rowe
Portland, ME: Maine Farmland Trust
July 06, 2022
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