Farmland Solar Policy Design Toolkit

May 2020

By: Vermont Law School
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Farmland Protection | Food Systems | Solar Energy

This guide is designed to help state and local officials understand how different state and local policy options affect opportunities to site solar projects on farmland. Individual sections address regulatory definitions for solar and farmland, clean electricity goals, land use and energy permitting processes, compensation from solar energy, interconnection, current use taxation, and other considerations.