Farmers interested in installing solar and wind energy equipment on their land have a lot of questions. The contracts and materials presented to them by developers contain several legal provisions to navigate.
That’s why Minnesota Farmers Union and the St. Paul-based Farmers’ Legal Action Group have partnered to create the Farmers’ Guide to Solar and Wind Energy in Minnesota, a resource for farmers considering large-scale solar and wind installations on their land.
“Solar and wind energy can be great value additions to some family farms, especially in a time of low farm income,” says Gary Wertish, MFU president. “We worked on this guide to help farmers get the information they need about these energy projects.”
The 32-page guide is intended as a starting point for farmers who are considering large-scale solar or wind projects. Farmers, farm advocates, farm attorneys and others are welcome to consult, download, print or share the guide at no cost.
If you have any legal questions about solar or wind energy developments, contact FLAG’s attorneys.
The guide is available for free online. MFU also will have printed copies available at its state office.