CORTLAND CO., N.Y. — Register here to join Cornell Cooperative Extension, Penn State Extension, and the NY & PA Farm Bureaus for the second webinar in the four-part series Navigating the Leasing Process of Utility-Scale and Community Solar in New York and Pennsylvania on Wednesday Feb. 23rd from 12:00 – 1:15.
During this webinar, Leasing your Land for Solar Development, attorney Scott Kurkoski will present from the landowner’s perspective, key considerations of signing a lease and the longevity of the contracts once signed. This will include discussion on the key components of the documents, the difference between ‘the Option’ and ‘the Lease’, selling land to a solar company vs. leasing to them, and the hot topic of decommissioning. The last 15 minutes are reserved for Q&A (the last webinar of the series is reserved for questions the presenters are unable to get to during this 15-minutes Q&A session).
About the Series
The event is part of the Navigating the Leasing Process of Utility-Scale and Community Solar in New York and Pennsylvania series. In conjunction with New York and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Penn State Extension and Cornell Extension are offering the series on leasing land for utility-scale and community solar in the region. Increasing numbers of landowners, including many farmers, are being approached to lease their land for large solar facilities. Others may be interested in leasing to a solar developer. It is important for anyone considering leasing their land to understand the implications of the leasing process.
The Navigating the Leasing Process of Utility-Scale and Community Solar in New York and Pennsylvania series will explore why solar is rapidly expanding in New York and Pennsylvania, the overall trends driving this emergence, and the contractual details which will be a part of an option/lease agreement landowners might be offered to sign. The program is not advocating for or against leasing land for solar but is designed to offer insights for anyone interested in leasing land to solar developers. There will also be a short immersive virtual solar tour to better inform participants of the various elements of solar facilities and what they look like while and after they are being installed. Participants will be better prepared to make decisions about whether leasing makes sense for them and, if they wish to proceed, to negotiate an outcome that accommodates the landowner’s long-term plans. Each of the programs will include a Question-and-Answer session.
Save the dates:
Session 1: 02/02/2022 from 12:00 – 1:15
Session 2: 02/23/2022 from 12:00 – 1:15
Session 3: 03/16/2022 from 12:00 – 1:15
Session 4: 03/23/2022 from 12:00 – 1:15
If you have any questions or need help registering contact Dana Ollendyke at email@example.com
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Cortland County