Document Type

Policy Brief

Publication Date

Spring 2018


solar, solar farming, solar energy, agricultural policy


As new forms of energy begin to become more popular across the nation and the world to help combat the current environmental issues that are occurring around the globe. As solar developers that help to find and create space for these large solar farming operations to occur, are becoming more active in many regions across the country. As these solar farming projects increase it could lead to development on not just non-farmable, but could lead to farmers giving up farmable land for a piece of guaranteed income provided by solar developers. To stay ahead of these possible environmental issues that may occur, a policy must be formed to help stop these issues in solar farming from happening as they begin to develop in the state Maine.