Farmers Lease Land for Solar Projects
With interest in renewable energy high on the minds of Americans, opportunities for farmers to lease lands for solar energy production has become more common.
The key to making this work hinges upon doing one’s homework as opportunities and rates depend, as always, on location.
Paul Goeringer of University of Maryland Extension explains a study conducted by three land grant universities on impacts of farm land leased for solar energy production.
If you are a landowner - and interested in leasing your land for solar - you might start by contacting your utility company or electrical cooperative.