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This post is not legal advice
Solar energy developers have begun approaching farmers and other landowners in the Mid-Atlantic region to lease land for large-scale solar energy projects. These projects typically require, on average, 7 acres to produce a megawatt of electricity, depending on equipment. Because of the amount of land required, farmland and open space are ideal for these solar projects. Current low commodity prices may make lease offers from solar developers attractive to many farmers and landlords.
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