Large-Solar: Development, Leasing, and Regulations

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

In order to reach the state’s goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030, New York State is providing many benefits for solar developers since solar is a feasible way to achieve this goal. The push for solar development in NYS makes farmland and other ‘open’ landscapes located near transmission lines rather valuable. This increase in value has the potential of benefiting the landowners who are being approached by solar developers with options to purchase or lease land for utility scale solar development, but it does not come without questions. Utility-scale solar development is a new arena with many unknowns leaving these landowners feeling as if they do not have enough information to make an informed decision – specifically pertaining to 1) leasing, 2) development concerns, and 3) regulations.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County will be hosting a viewing party for the virtual state-wide program that will provide farmers and other landowners with information that addresses the topics of utility-scale solar development, leasing, and regulations.

From 9:30 – 1:30, with a break for lunch, attendees will join in a webinar hosted by the statewide CCE team and covers the topics outlined above.

Registration is required for the event and a registration fee of $10
will go to help cover the costs of lunch, speaker, and location fees.
Register at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Solar_207 or
call Liz Alexander, CCE Chemung Ag Development Specialist, at (607) 734-4453.

A remote option will also be made available,
and more details will be shared as the event gets closer.

Cornell University COVID protocols will be followed, which currently states that individuals must practice social distancing and masks are required for all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals when inside. Guidelines will continue to be monitored and adjusted accordingly.


$10 in-person; $5 remote




Elizabeth M. Alexander
Agriculture Resource Educator/Ag Development Specialist
607-734-4453 ext 227


This event is online


4-H Buidling
Chemung County Fairgrounds
171 Fairview Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845

Last updated October 13, 2021