ITHACA, N.Y. — Researchers from Cornell University are organizing a focus group meeting with landowners from New York to gather information on their views and actions related to large scale solar leases on farm land. Any landowner that has signed a solar lease, considered, or declined a solar lease is invited to participate in a 1.5 hour virtual meeting with other landowners around the state. The information we gather will help us develop new resources and tools to support landowners and communities in their efforts to adapt to changing land uses. Participation is voluntary and confidential, but it is very important to us to gather landowner opinions about the benefits or challenges of leases for large-scale solar installations around the state. Any landowner that participates in a focus group discussion will receive a visa gift card for $15 in appreciation of their time after the meeting.
If you are a landowner who interested in participating, please visit this website to let us know your availability: https://forms.gle/ixTPDh4c1YBXYy1U8.
We will also be holding focus group meetings in December 2021 with municipal officials and attorneys.