Frequently Asked Questions
Benefit to Farmers
Many farmers who lease a portion of their land to renewable energy companies are provided with financial security. This allows them to continue to farm the rest of their land and keep the land in their families.
Proper soil management during the project contributes to agricultural sustainability. Farmers can resume planting crops after decommissioning if they choose.
No taxpayer money needed
The construction of wind and solar farms is not funded by the government or taxpayers, but rather private companies making an investment in renewables. No local tax dollars will be used to build these projects.
Solar Panels are Solid
Solar panels are solid and sealed and cannot be penetrated by rainwater. In the same way the screens on the smartphones we carry with us all the time do not leak, solar panels do not leach.
Protecting the land
Solar developers make plans to control erosion and runoff by adding vegetation around the panels, as well as beautify the site with natural buffers. They also set aside money to restore the land to the same or better condition it was in before, after the solar farm lease ends, so farmers can resume crop farming, if they wish.