“Solar Farm” is a commonly used alternative energy term to describe photovoltaic arrays that generate electricity typically purchased by a utility.
In Hunterdon County the term “Farm” conjures up a different meaning; derived from our agricultural heritage and our approximately 82,000 acres of agricultural lands in the County. These “Solar Farm” projects are a type of land use that we have not seen historically, and many of our Municipalities are struggling to address these proposed projects without the overarching guidance of a well developed and defensible ordinance.
The resources below will help you to gain familiarity with the complex issues, including legislation; existing and proposed rules and other relevant information available to municipalities, landowners and the general public.
Below are the presentations shown at the December 2, 2010 Solar Farms Breakfast Talks Meeting
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