solar farm; rows of solar panels on a hill side
Image by Michael Mees

Solar farm

Solar Land Leasing

If you own land you would like to lease, consider the installation of a solar farm. The state of New York currently has a high demand for sites to install large-scale solar electric systems. Solar developers are contacting farmers and landowners to secure long-term land leases; the amount of land desirable for a lease typically ranges from 10 to 30 acres. Visit this link to learn more about specific considerations, and the  potential impacts of solar land leases.

Learn how solar land leasing might affect your agricultural assessment.

To find the map of the solar farms in your area look at the NYSERDA map here

For the SEIA guide for solar land leasing, including some questions for you to ask the solar developer that you are working with, click here.

Last updated April 25, 2019