Large solar facilities are a developing trend, many Ohio landowners are being approached to lease their land for large scale solar development.  Solar leases are complex long-term commitments with various social, financial, and legal implications.  Many times, the initial agreement is written in favor of the developer to best achieve their long-term interest, flexibility and objectives.

Below are some articles to help answer questions. If you have other questions, please contact the office at 937-372-9971 x114 - Agriculture and Natural Resources Eduator, Trevor Corboy at

Landowner Considerations for solar lease agreements & More in addition to those below.


Farm Energy Development - Solar Leasing Resources

Agricultural Solar Energy Development: Understanding Lease Agreements for Utility-Scale Installations

Considerations for Utility Scale Solar Farm Land Lease Agreements 

Solar Lease Considerations for Landowners (Texas A&M Extension) 

Considerations for Transferring Agricultural Land to Solar Panel Energy Production (North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension)

Solar Land Lease Issues (North Carolina Solar Center)

Landowner Considerations for Solar Land Leases (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)

Guide to Land Leases for Solar (Solar Energy Industries Association)

Farm Energy Development - Installing Solar to Power Your Farm

Grid-Connected Distributed Generation: Compensation Mechanism Basics

Guide to Farming Friendly Solar

Shining a Light on Agricultural Solar Energy Development

Balancing Agricultural Productivity with Ground-Based Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Development

An Introduction to On-Farm Solar Electric Systems

On-Farm Solar Site Assessment 

Estimating the Size of Your Solar Electric System 

Financial Considerations of On-Farm Renewable Energy 

On-Farm Solar Electric System Safety

USDA - Rural Energy For America Program (REAP)